Multi-detector row computed tomographic appearance of celiac ganglia

Zhen J. Wang, Emily M. Webb, Antonio C. Westphalen, Fergus Coakley, Benjamin M. Yeh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: To assess the imaging features of celiac ganglia on multi-detector row computed tomography (Mdct). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 103 consecutive MDCT studies and recorded the frequency of visualization, location, morphologic feature, size, and enhancement pattern of the celiac ganglia. Results: The left celiac ganglion was visualized more often than the right ganglion (89% vs 67%, P <0.0001). Both ganglia were identified at the level between the origins of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries and anterior to the diaphragmatic crura. The ganglia were either multilobulated or discoid in shape. The mean long- and short-axis dimensions of the ganglia were larger on the left than right (left: 2.2 [0.4] and 0.4 [0.1] cm; right: 2.0 [0.4] and 0.3 [0.1] cm, respectively, P <0.005). The ganglia had the same CT attenuation as the adjacent adrenal glands on nonenhanced and portal venous-phase images in almost all cases and demonstrated higher attenuation than the adrenal glands in approximately two thirds of the cases on delayed scans. Conclusions: Celiac ganglia can be identified based on their characteristic locations and morphologic features on MDCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Sympathetic Ganglia
Ganglia
Adrenal Glands
Superior Mesenteric Artery
Abdomen
Tomography

Keywords

  • Abdomen
  • Anatomy
  • Celiac ganglion
  • Computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

Multi-detector row computed tomographic appearance of celiac ganglia. / Wang, Zhen J.; Webb, Emily M.; Westphalen, Antonio C.; Coakley, Fergus; Yeh, Benjamin M.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 34, No. 3, 05.2010, p. 343-347.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wang, Zhen J. ; Webb, Emily M. ; Westphalen, Antonio C. ; Coakley, Fergus ; Yeh, Benjamin M. / Multi-detector row computed tomographic appearance of celiac ganglia. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2010 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 343-347.
@article{50b47e7addd44dec8a83c14997c38007,
title = "Multi-detector row computed tomographic appearance of celiac ganglia",
abstract = "Objective: To assess the imaging features of celiac ganglia on multi-detector row computed tomography (Mdct). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 103 consecutive MDCT studies and recorded the frequency of visualization, location, morphologic feature, size, and enhancement pattern of the celiac ganglia. Results: The left celiac ganglion was visualized more often than the right ganglion (89{\%} vs 67{\%}, P <0.0001). Both ganglia were identified at the level between the origins of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries and anterior to the diaphragmatic crura. The ganglia were either multilobulated or discoid in shape. The mean long- and short-axis dimensions of the ganglia were larger on the left than right (left: 2.2 [0.4] and 0.4 [0.1] cm; right: 2.0 [0.4] and 0.3 [0.1] cm, respectively, P <0.005). The ganglia had the same CT attenuation as the adjacent adrenal glands on nonenhanced and portal venous-phase images in almost all cases and demonstrated higher attenuation than the adrenal glands in approximately two thirds of the cases on delayed scans. Conclusions: Celiac ganglia can be identified based on their characteristic locations and morphologic features on MDCT.",
keywords = "Abdomen, Anatomy, Celiac ganglion, Computed tomography",
author = "Wang, {Zhen J.} and Webb, {Emily M.} and Westphalen, {Antonio C.} and Fergus Coakley and Yeh, {Benjamin M.}",
year = "2010",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181d26ddd",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "343--347",
journal = "Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography",
issn = "0363-8715",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Multi-detector row computed tomographic appearance of celiac ganglia

AU - Wang, Zhen J.

AU - Webb, Emily M.

AU - Westphalen, Antonio C.

AU - Coakley, Fergus

AU - Yeh, Benjamin M.

PY - 2010/5

Y1 - 2010/5

N2 - Objective: To assess the imaging features of celiac ganglia on multi-detector row computed tomography (Mdct). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 103 consecutive MDCT studies and recorded the frequency of visualization, location, morphologic feature, size, and enhancement pattern of the celiac ganglia. Results: The left celiac ganglion was visualized more often than the right ganglion (89% vs 67%, P <0.0001). Both ganglia were identified at the level between the origins of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries and anterior to the diaphragmatic crura. The ganglia were either multilobulated or discoid in shape. The mean long- and short-axis dimensions of the ganglia were larger on the left than right (left: 2.2 [0.4] and 0.4 [0.1] cm; right: 2.0 [0.4] and 0.3 [0.1] cm, respectively, P <0.005). The ganglia had the same CT attenuation as the adjacent adrenal glands on nonenhanced and portal venous-phase images in almost all cases and demonstrated higher attenuation than the adrenal glands in approximately two thirds of the cases on delayed scans. Conclusions: Celiac ganglia can be identified based on their characteristic locations and morphologic features on MDCT.

AB - Objective: To assess the imaging features of celiac ganglia on multi-detector row computed tomography (Mdct). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 103 consecutive MDCT studies and recorded the frequency of visualization, location, morphologic feature, size, and enhancement pattern of the celiac ganglia. Results: The left celiac ganglion was visualized more often than the right ganglion (89% vs 67%, P <0.0001). Both ganglia were identified at the level between the origins of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries and anterior to the diaphragmatic crura. The ganglia were either multilobulated or discoid in shape. The mean long- and short-axis dimensions of the ganglia were larger on the left than right (left: 2.2 [0.4] and 0.4 [0.1] cm; right: 2.0 [0.4] and 0.3 [0.1] cm, respectively, P <0.005). The ganglia had the same CT attenuation as the adjacent adrenal glands on nonenhanced and portal venous-phase images in almost all cases and demonstrated higher attenuation than the adrenal glands in approximately two thirds of the cases on delayed scans. Conclusions: Celiac ganglia can be identified based on their characteristic locations and morphologic features on MDCT.

KW - Abdomen

KW - Anatomy

KW - Celiac ganglion

KW - Computed tomography

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77952973847&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77952973847&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181d26ddd

DO - 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181d26ddd

M3 - Article

C2 - 20498533

AN - SCOPUS:77952973847

VL - 34

SP - 343

EP - 347

JO - Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography

JF - Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography

SN - 0363-8715

IS - 3

ER -