Hypotonic duodenography is done for diagnosing:
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a. Hypotonic duodenography is an x-ray procedure that produces images of the duodenum. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine.
b. Hypotonic duodenography may be ordered to detect tumors of the head of the pancreas or the area where the pancreatic and bile ducts meet the small intestine.
c. Lesions causing upper abdominal pain may be demonstrated by duodenography, and the procedure can aid in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
d. The linings of the duodenum and surrounding tissues will look smooth and even. The shape of the head of the pancreas will appear normal and near the duodenal wall.
e. Any masses or irregular nodules on the wall of the duodenum may indicate tumors or abnormality of tissue.
f. Tumors of the head of the pancreas or of the opening into the intestine from the pancreatic and bile ducts may be seen.
g. Chronic pancreatitis may be indicated on the x rays.