Title: Detection of colorectal cancer by routine ultrasound
Authors: Rutgeerts, Louis ×
Verbanck, J J
Crape, A W
Buyse, Bertien
Ghillebert, G L #
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Société Belge de Radiologie
Series Title: Journal Belge de Radiologie vol:74 issue:1 pages:11-3
Abstract: In 95 consecutive patients with proven colonic carcinoma, the tumor was detected by routine sonography in only half of the patients. However, in 22 out of 23 tumors of the right colon, a correct diagnosis was suggested by sonography (sensitivity 95.5%). Although not suitable as a first choice screening procedure for colorectal cancer, routine abdominal ultrasound can detect even non-suspected colonic tumors, especially in the ascending colon. Since the specificity of ultrasound is probably low, diagnosis must be confirmed by X-ray and/or endoscopy.
ISSN: 0021-7646
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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