Lead pipe colon - ulcerative colitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Known case of ulcerative colitis.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

There is complete loss of haustral markings throughout the colon, and the organ appears smooth-walled and cylindrical called lead pipe appearance. Severe long segment stricture is also noted at ascending colon and hepatic flexure of the colon.

Case Discussion

The lead pipe appearance of colon is the classical barium enema finding in chronic ulcerative colitis.

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Case information

rID: 64578
Published: 29th Nov 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center