Saturday, February 11, 2006

Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Possible Role of TVS

Crade M, Pham V. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Feb;27(2):206-9

Ultrasound examination of the sigmoid colon: possible new diagnostic tool for irritable bowel syndrome.
"Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects about 10% of the population, and is primarily a disease of women. It may cause chronic pelvic pain. As yet there is no imaging test to aid in diagnosis, which relies upon history. The majority of those 27 reporting a history of IBS had thickening of the wall of the sigmoid colon.
Transvaginal ultrasound may be useful in identifying patients at risk for IBS. Consideration of colon wall measurement during pelvic ultrasound should be studied, as IBS may be a cause of chronic pelvic pain."

1 comment:

Past Expiry said...

An IBS cartoon for you

http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/03/cartoon-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs.html
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