Ultraschall in Med 2015; 36(03): 216-238
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1399292
Continuing Medical Education
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Bowel Obstruction: Sonographic Evaluation

A. Hollerweger
1  Department of Radiology, KH Barmherzige Brüder, Salzburg, Austria
M. Wüstner
2  Central Interdisciplinary Sonography, KH Barmherzige Brüder, Trier, Germany
K. Dirks
3  Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Rems-Murr-Klinikum, Winnenden, Germany
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Further Information

Publication History

18 September 2014

27 January 2015

Publication Date:
23 April 2015 (eFirst)

Learning objectives

  • Sonographic examination concept in the case of suspicion of bowel obstruction.

  • Recognition of the sonographic criteria of a bowel obstruction.

  • Ability to detect the level of a bowel obstruction.

  • Sonographic detection of typical causes of bowel obstruction.

  • Detection of sonographic signs of complicated bowel obstruction.

  • Ability to sonographically define important differential diagnoses.

  • Further diagnostic procedures in unclear situations.