Lead pipe sign (colon)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The lead pipe appearance of colon is the classical barium enema finding in chronic ulcerative colitis. There is complete loss of haustral markings in the diseased section of colon, and the organ appears smooth-walled and cylindrical. 

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  • Lead pipe appearance of colon

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