Abdominal and pelvic imaging findings in COVID-19


vascular system
gastrointestinal system

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Laskus, A., Kamińska, M., & Wysocki, R. (2021). Abdominal and pelvic imaging findings in COVID-19 . Wiedza Medyczna, 3(2), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.36553/wm.89


Pulmonary imaging findings of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been widely described, but recently few studies have been published about abdominal and pelvic radiological presentation. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of abdominal imaging findings in patients with COVID-19. After investigation of recent published literature we came to conclusion that most common findings are associated with gastrointestinal abnormalities with mural thickening of part of gastrointestinal tract being the most common, followed by vascular and less frequently described solid organ and gallbladder abnormalities. It is important to be familiar with abdominal COVID-19 manifestations, since they’re often implicated with the development of poor clinical outcomes.



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