Small bowel cancer diagnosis: role of nuclear magnetic resonance

  • Alessandro Morotti | alessandro.morotti@unito.it Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino; Division of Internal Medicine, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (TO), Italy. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8407-2903
  • Dario Gned Department of Diagnostic Imaging, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, University of Torino, Italy.
  • Leonardo Di Martino Division of Internal Medicine, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (TO), Italy.
  • Claudia Vaccheris Division of Internal Medicine, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (TO), Italy.
  • Salvatore Lia Division of Internal Medicine, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (TO), Italy.
  • Ubaldo Familiari Division of Pathology, San Luigi Hospital, Torino, Italy.
  • Andrea Veltri Department of Diagnostic Imaging, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, University of Torino, Italy.
  • Angelo Guerrasio Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino; Division of Internal Medicine, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano (TO), Italy.

Abstract

The diagnosis of small intestine tumors is challenging. Even in the era of modern medicine, standard approaches including echography, computed tomography-scan and conventional endoscopy are unable to reveal small bowel lesions. Video-capsule has substantially improved the evaluation of small bowel; however this procedure cannot be proposed to all patients and in particular to those experiencing intestine sub-occlusion. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of the abdomen is an additional diagnostic approach that offers high sensitivity in the identification of small bowel lesions. Here, we describe a case of small bowel neoplasia identified with NMR of the abdomen.

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2015-10-27
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Keywords:
Nuclear magnetic resonance, small bowel cancer, video-capsule.
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Morotti, A., Gned, D., Di Martino, L., Vaccheris, C., Lia, S., Familiari, U., Veltri, A., & Guerrasio, A. (2015). Small bowel cancer diagnosis: role of nuclear magnetic resonance. Italian Journal of Medicine, 10(2), 134-136. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2015.610