Small-bowel follow-through

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Small bowel follow-through
Diagnostics
Illu small intestine.jpg
ICD-9-CM87.63, 87.64,
OPS-301 code3-13b
 
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Small bowel follow-through
Diagnostics
Illu small intestine.jpg
ICD-9-CM87.63, 87.64,
OPS-301 code3-13b

A small-bowel follow-through, also called small-bowel series, is a radiologic examination of the small intestine from the distal duodenum/duodenojejunal junction to the ileocecal valve.[1]

An X-ray examination of the most proximal small bowel (duodenum) is typically done together with an examination of the esophagus and stomach and is called an upper GI series.

Procedure[edit]

  1. Patient drinks radio-opaque contrast, most often barium
  2. X-ray images of abdomen are made at timed intervals.

Indications[edit]

Pathology of the small bowel is uncommon. Therefore, upper GI and lower GI endoscopy is often done prior to small-bowel follow-through.

Categorically, the indications are:

Specific indications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gourtsoyiannis, Nicholas (2002). Radiological Imaging of the Small Intestine. Springer. pp. 312, 430–435. ISBN 9783540655206. 

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