Ultrasound evaluation of small bowel thickness compared to weight in normal dogs.

@article{Delaney2003UltrasoundEO,
  title={Ultrasound evaluation of small bowel thickness compared to weight in normal dogs.},
  author={Fern Delaney and Robert T O'Brien and Ken R Waller},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={577-80}
}
The use of ultrasound to measure small bowel thickness is an important part of any ultrasound examination of the abdomen. Increased thickness of the intestinal wall is a hallmark for the detection of diseases ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to neoplasia. Our subjective impression has been that dogs with no clinical signs of gastrointestinal disease often have sonographic measurements greater than published norms. The purpose of this study was to prospectively reevaluate these norms. The… CONTINUE READING

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