Ischaemic colitis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

PR bleeding ? diverticulitis

Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Female

CT abdomen / pelvis

Modality: CT

Diffuse oedema in the wall of the sigmoid and descending colon, with typical thumb-printing and minimal pericolic stranding. 

Sigmoid uncomplicated diverticular disease. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates features of an extensive left sided colitis, in this instance due to inferior mesenteric artery ischaemia. 

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Case Information

rID: 16389
Case created: 15th Jan 2012
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
Tag: colon
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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