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Relating to a haustrum.
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Relating to a haustrum.
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(haw′strŭm) plural.haustra [L. haurire, to draw, drink]
One of the sacculations of the colon caused by longitudinal bands of smooth muscle (taeniae coli) that are shorter than the gut.
haustral (haw′străl), adjective
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In patients with Chilaiditi's sign, ultrasonogram clearly shows bowel loops between the liver and diaphragm, and computed tomography scan shows haustral folds confirming the diagnosis.
The device can help find lesions located on the proximal aspect of flexures or haustral folds, panelist Dr.
(2,7) Intraluminal defects could be feces, bulbous or irregular haustral folds, lipomas, extrinsic compression defects, diverticula, foreign bodies or polyps.
He reviewed the findings from carrageenan-treated animals, including loss of haustral folds, mucosal granularity, crypt abscesses, lymphocytic infiltration, capillary congestion, pseudopolyps, and strictures.
Because the newborn's haustral folds are poorly developed, it is not possible to distinguish the small and large bowels on most radiographs.
Plain upright abdominal films can demonstrate the degree of colonic dilatation and the presence or absence of intraabdominal air,[2] air-fluid levels, and subserosal air, suggesting invasion of the bowel wall and possibly requiring surgical intervention.[1,2,6] Toxic megacolon can also be seen on plain radiographs.[7-9] Computed tomography of the abdomen sometimes reveals an "accordion pattern": broad transverse bands of closely spaced haustral fold edema This has not been described in other colitic diseases.[10]
CHICAGO -- Using a retrograde viewing device that looks behind haustral folds and flexures in the colon during colonoscopy was associated with the detection of significantly more polyps and adenomas than relying on a standard colonoscope alone, a prospective study has found.
(54) Furthermore, the loss of haustral markings has also been reported to be an MRI feature of UC.