What is the imaging study of choice for the diagnosis of proximal small bowel pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Proximal small bowel Crohn disease is present in up to 35% of children with this chronic inflammatory bowel disorder. It is also regarded as a more severe clinical phenotype that is associated with significant morbidity, including poor growth. MRE has now become the radiological procedure of choice in identifying proximal small bowel disease in children with Crohn disease. Moreover, the increased sensitivity of MRE to detect early-onset disease may allow physicians to tailor therapy more effectively. [16]


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