Small bowel folds (differential)

Regular, smooth generalised thickening

This is a long list and dividing patients by age and presentation helps somewhat.

 

Elderly, acute presentation: Top 3
  1. ischaemia (arterial or venous)
  2. haemorrhage (warfarin)
  3. ?

 

Elderly, chronic / asymptomatic presentation: Top 3
  1. oedema from CCF, hypoalbuminaemia
  2. lymphatic obstruction
  3. lymphoma/leukaemia

 

Young, acute presentation: Top 3
  1. infective
  2. inflammatory: e.g. Crohn disease
  3. vasculitis
Young, chronic/asymptomatic presentation: Top 3
  1. lymphoma/Leukaemia
  2. radiation
  3. inflammatory: e.g. Crohn disease

Irregular, nodular generalised thickening

Sand like nodules in mucosa

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rID: 2058
Section: Gamuts
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