Crohn's disease

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


A 35 year old female got multiple treatment courses for recurrent abdominal pain. Endoscopy and colonoscopy was inconclusive. CT scan was later done.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Multiple strictures are seen in small bowel, with saccular dilatations (pseudodiverticula) along the antimesenteric border, and typical 'comb sign' in hypervascular mesentery. Mild to moderate ascites was also noted.

Case Discussion

This is a classical case of Crohn's disease, which was operated later and diagnosis confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 16171
Published: 26th Dec 2011
Last edited: 14th Jan 2016
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