Radiological features of vascular compression of the duodenum occurring as a complication of the treatment of scoliosis (the cast syndrome).

@article{Griffiths1978RadiologicalFO,
  title={Radiological features of vascular compression of the duodenum occurring as a complication of the treatment of scoliosis (the cast syndrome).},
  author={Georgia Griffiths and Graham H Whitehouse},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={77-83}
}
The application of a body cast or the surgical correction of scoliosis is occasionally associated with acute obstructive vascular compression of the duodenum. The clinical and radiological manifestations observed in 10 such patients are described. All cases manifested abdominal distension and vomiting, while epigastric pain was present in 50%. Plain radiographs of the abdomen demonstrated duodenal distension with little gas in the remainder of the bowel in three cases. Barium studies in nine… CONTINUE READING