Large intestine fluid volume as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Value 13 mL Range: 1 - 44 Table - link mL
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Schiller C, Fröhlich CP, Giessmann T, Siegmund W, Mönnikes H, Hosten N, Weitschies W. Intestinal fluid volumes and transit of dosage forms as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Nov 15 22(10):971-9. p.975 table 1PubMed ID16268972
Method Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): "[Researchers] initiated a study with healthy subjects by using water-sensitive T2-weighted MRI sequences to gain information on the volume and the distribution of intestinal fluid within the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract."
Comments "In the fasting subjects the volumes of the intestinal fluid in the colon were extremely variable with volumes between 1 and 44 mL (Table 1). Pockets filled with fluid were predominately observed in the caecal region, the ascending colon and the descending colon. After the meal, large intestinal fluid volumes varied between 2 and 97 mL (Table 1)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110480