Diagnostic value of the microcolon using ultrasonography in small bowel atresia

Hao Ju, Shu Feng & Ying Huang
Abstract Background Microcolon helps diagnose small bowel atresia (SBA) using contrast enema. However, there are no ultrasonography (US) microcolon criteria for diagnosing SBA. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate colon accuracy and other characteristics for diagnosing SBA by US, using surgical or clinical information as the reference standard. Methods US was performed on 46 neonates aged ≤ 7 days old. In the study group (n = 15), neonates with SBA were confirmed following surgery. In...
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