The sonographic appearance of the normal gastric wall: an in vitro study.

@article{Bolondi1986TheSA,
  title={The sonographic appearance of the normal gastric wall: an in vitro study.},
  author={Luigi Bolondi and Paula Casanova and Vittorio Santi and Giancarlo Caletti and Luigi Barbara and Giuseppe Labo},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={991-8}
}
In order to evaluate the real number and anatomical correspondence of the ultrasonographically recognizable layers within the gastric wall, we used a high frequency (7.5 MHz) rotating transducer to examine five surgical specimens of the stomach suspended in a water bath. Five layers were always clearly distinguishable within the gastric wall, whose thickness was 3-6 mm. Fine needles and lancets were localized at the level of the 3rd hyperechoic layer when inserted in the submucosa and in the… CONTINUE READING