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Current Volume 79, 2014

Published: 2014-04-23

MR enterography imaging of Crohn’s disease in pediatric patients

Joanna Podgórska, Ryszard Pacho, Piotr Albrecht

Pol J Radiol 2014;79:79-87

DOI: 10.12659/PJR.889760


Background: Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory process of gastrointestinal tract, which frequently affects children. Recent advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique have made small bowel imaging possible, what is extremely useful in pediatrics.
The purpose of this article is to describe the characteristic MR enterography findings and to present the advantages of this modality in pediatric patients.
Material and Methods: A group of 40 patients referred from the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University of Warsaw was included in the analysis. The patients’ age ranged from 7 to 18 years (mean age 14 years). Among the study participants, 28 patients were diagnosed with CD, whereas 12 patients had a history of ulcerative colitis or...

Keywords: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn's disease, MR Enterography



 

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