Bowel sonography for the diagnosis and grading of postsurgical recurrence of Crohn's disease.

@article{Rispo2006BowelSF,
  title={Bowel sonography for the diagnosis and grading of postsurgical recurrence of Crohn's disease.},
  author={Antonio Rispo and Luigi Bucci and Giuseppe Pesce and Francesco Sabbatini and Giovanni Domenico De Palma and Roberto Grassia and Alessandro Compagna and Anna Testa and Fabiana Castiglione},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          486-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Postsurgical recurrence (PSR) is common in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) who have undergone surgery. Endoscopy is crucial for the diagnosis of PSR, showing also high prognostic value. Bowel sonography (BS) is accurate for CD diagnosis, but its role in PSR detection and grading has been poorly investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of BS compared to endoscopy in the detection of PSR. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2002 and… CONTINUE READING

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