1Nogami surgical Hospital, 2The 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka City University Medical School
ultrasound, duodenal ulcer, thickening of duodenal wall, real-time electronic linear scanner, central strong echo
We report ultrasonograms of duodenal ulcer. All cases we report here were pointed out duodenal ulcer
with ultrasound prior to radiographic or endoscopic examinations.
Forty four patients were diagnosed as duodenal ulcer with radiographic or endoscopic examinations and
surgical operations. Thirty six patients who had abnormal ultrasonic findings turned out to be true positive
out of the forty four patients.
One of the most important pattern in ultrasonography seemed to be thickening of the duodenal wall.
This pattern consist of central strong echo surrounded by a sonolucent rim corresponding to thickening
of the duodenal wall.
So, we concluded that enough care should be taken not only of the stomach but also of the duodenum.