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Spectrum of abdominal pathologies detected with CT in long term dialysis patients.

Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Fevzi Cakmak cad. No. 45, Bahcelievler/Ankara, Turkey.
European journal of radiology (Impact Factor: 2.65). 09/2008; 72(2):306-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2008.07.005
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ABSTRACT As a consequence of the expanded use of long term hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treatments and extended life spans, complications of end-stage renal disease and dialysis treatments are being encountered with increasing frequency in these patients. Computed tomography can accurately depict many of the potential complications of end-stage renal disease on dialysis. This article presents the abdominal CT findings of 429 end-stage renal disease patients who are on either hemodialysis or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis treatment.

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