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Bowel Masses
Alexandra Medellin, MD; Stephanie R. Wilson, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Colorectal, colon(ic), or rectal cancer, neoplasia, malignancy
        • Definitions

          • Masses can occur in any part of GI tract
            • This chapter will focus on small and large bowel neoplasms, benign and malignant

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Malignant Lesions

            • Benign Lesions

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Treatment

                          Selected References

                          1. Lyshchik A et al: Specialty Imaging: Fundamentals of CEUS. 1st ed. Elsevier. 164-79, 2019
                          2. Shibasaki S et al: Use of transabdominal ultrasonography to preoperatively determine T-stage of proven colon cancers. Abdom Imaging. 40(6):1441-50, 2015
                          3. Rumack C et al: Diagnostic Ultrasound. 4th ed. Elsevier. 261-316, 2014
                          4. Martínez-Ares D et al: Ultrasonography is an accurate technique for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal tumors in patients without localizing symptoms. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 101(11):773-86, 2009
                          5. Smith NJ et al: Preoperative computed tomography staging of nonmetastatic colon cancer predicts outcome: implications for clinical trials. Br J Cancer. 96(7):1030-6, 2007
                          6. O'Malley ME et al: US of gastrointestinal tract abnormalities with CT correlation. Radiographics. 23(1):59-72, 2003
                          7. Rex DK et al: Relative sensitivity of colonoscopy and barium enema for detection of colorectal cancer in clinical practice. Gastroenterology. 112(1):17-23, 1997
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Terminology

                            • Imaging

                              • Clinical Issues

                                TERMINOLOGY

                                • Synonyms

                                  • Colorectal, colon(ic), or rectal cancer, neoplasia, malignancy
                                • Definitions

                                  • Masses can occur in any part of GI tract
                                    • This chapter will focus on small and large bowel neoplasms, benign and malignant

                                IMAGING

                                • General Features

                                  • Malignant Lesions

                                    • Benign Lesions

                                      • CT Findings

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            PATHOLOGY

                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                              • Presentation

                                                • Treatment

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Lyshchik A et al: Specialty Imaging: Fundamentals of CEUS. 1st ed. Elsevier. 164-79, 2019
                                                  2. Shibasaki S et al: Use of transabdominal ultrasonography to preoperatively determine T-stage of proven colon cancers. Abdom Imaging. 40(6):1441-50, 2015
                                                  3. Rumack C et al: Diagnostic Ultrasound. 4th ed. Elsevier. 261-316, 2014
                                                  4. Martínez-Ares D et al: Ultrasonography is an accurate technique for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal tumors in patients without localizing symptoms. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 101(11):773-86, 2009
                                                  5. Smith NJ et al: Preoperative computed tomography staging of nonmetastatic colon cancer predicts outcome: implications for clinical trials. Br J Cancer. 96(7):1030-6, 2007
                                                  6. O'Malley ME et al: US of gastrointestinal tract abnormalities with CT correlation. Radiographics. 23(1):59-72, 2003
                                                  7. Rex DK et al: Relative sensitivity of colonoscopy and barium enema for detection of colorectal cancer in clinical practice. Gastroenterology. 112(1):17-23, 1997