CT of Gastrointestinal Vasoocclusive Crisis Complicating Sickle Cell Disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to illustrate the CT appearance of gastrointestinal vasoocclusive crisis in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), highlight potential complications, and review other conditions that may have similar findings. CONCLUSION: The gastrointestinal vasoocclusive crisis in SCD is rare but can result in potentially life-threatening ischemia and death. Knowledge of the spectrum of CT features of the gastrointestinal vasoocclusive crisis is important in making the diagnosis and potentially preventing complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gardner, CS; Jaffe, TA

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 204 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 994 - 999

PubMed ID

  • 25905933

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25905933

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.14.13286


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States