Keeping Up-to-Date: Some Current Surgical and Radiologic Procedures

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Surgical advances often call for close radiologic scrutiny to assess their success or complications. At the same time, diagnostic radiology is also constantly developing new approaches. It is for this reason that we describe the radio-graphic analysis of several current surgical and radiological procedures which should be of interest to the practicing clinician. The current surgical procedures considered are gastric bypass for morbid obesity and continent ileostomy. The current new radiologic procedures include techniques for performing small bowel enema, per-oral ileal and colonic examinations with retrograde air insufflation, and improved evaluation of the postantrectomy stomach using double-contrast techniques.

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