Usefulness of abdominal ultrasonography with studies of the intestinal loops in Turner syndrome patients

G. C. Maffè, V. Calcaterra, R. Toglia, P. Formagnana, E. Miceli, G. R. Corazza, D. Larizza

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Abstract

Turner syndrome, a chromosomal disorder caused by partial or complete absence of one of the two X chromosomes, is characterized by an increased incidence (compared with that in the normal population) of either autoimmune disorders, including chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, or angiodysplasia of the small intestine. Because ultrasonography and color Doppler ultrasound are widely used to investigate gastrointestinal disorders, we decided to carry out an ultrasound-based screening study in patients with Turner syndrome to determine whether this method might be useful in the follow-up of this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Angiodysplasia
  • Color Doppler ultrasound
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Internal chronic
  • Turner syndrome
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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