Computed tomographic features of afferent loop syndrome: Pictorial essay

Rivka Zissin*, Marjorie Hertz, Haim Paran, Alexandra Osadchy, Gabriela Gayer

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ALS, a rare condition, is often difficult to diagnose clinically but has a characteristic CT appearance as a U-shaped, fluid-filled tubular structure crossing the midline between the abdominal aorta and the superior mesenteric artery. Radiologists should be familiar with this rare entity, as awareness of its pathognomonic CT features will aid in establishing the correct diagnosis as well as in offering a tentative etiology as a guide for treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


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