Gastrointestinal Tract Perforation in the Newborn and Child: Imaging Assessment.


Journal Article (Review)

Gastrointestinal tract perforation can arise from various underlying etiologies ranging from congenital causes to ingested foreign bodies in the pediatric patient population. Imaging assessment in patients with suspected gastrointestinal tract perforation plays a central role in making the diagnosis and follow-up evaluation. This article reviews the more common etiologies of gastrointestinal tract perforation in pediatric patients, their imaging manifestations, and strategies for imaging assessment to assist the radiologist in arriving at a timely and accurate diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schooler, GR; Davis, JT; Lee, EY

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 65

PubMed ID

  • 26827739

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26827739

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5034

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.sult.2015.10.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States