Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory syndrome caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona- virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) first described in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in the last months of 2019 and then declared as a pandemic. Typical symptoms are represented by fever, cough, dyspnea and fatigue, but SARS-CoV-2 infection can also cause gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite) or be totally asymptomatic. As reported in literature, many patients with COVID-19 pneumonia had a secondary abdominal involvement (bowel, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, liver, kidneys), confirmed by laboratory tests and also by radiological features. Usually the diagnosis of COVID-19 is suspected and then confirmed by real-time reverse-transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), after the examination of the lung bases of patients, admitted to the emergency department with abdom- inal symptoms and signs, who underwent abdominal-CT. The aim of this review is to describe the typical and atypical abdominal imaging findings in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection reported since now in literature.

Imaging of abdominal complications of COVID-19 infection / Caruso, Damiano; Zerunian, Marta; Pucciarelli, Francesco; Lucertini, Elena; Bracci, Benedetta; Polidori, Tiziano; Guido, Gisella; Polici, Michela; Rucci, Carlotta; Iannicelli, Elsa; Laghi, Andrea. - In: BJR|OPEN. - ISSN 2513-9878. - 3:1(2021).

Imaging of abdominal complications of COVID-19 infection

damiano caruso
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marta zerunian
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francesco pucciarelli;elena lucertini;benedetta bracci;tiziano polidori;gisella guido;michela polici;carlotta rucci;elsa iannicelli
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andrea laghi
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2021

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory syndrome caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona- virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) first described in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in the last months of 2019 and then declared as a pandemic. Typical symptoms are represented by fever, cough, dyspnea and fatigue, but SARS-CoV-2 infection can also cause gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite) or be totally asymptomatic. As reported in literature, many patients with COVID-19 pneumonia had a secondary abdominal involvement (bowel, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, liver, kidneys), confirmed by laboratory tests and also by radiological features. Usually the diagnosis of COVID-19 is suspected and then confirmed by real-time reverse-transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), after the examination of the lung bases of patients, admitted to the emergency department with abdom- inal symptoms and signs, who underwent abdominal-CT. The aim of this review is to describe the typical and atypical abdominal imaging findings in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection reported since now in literature.
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