Radiation-induced ileitis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Acute abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

CT-scan shows small bowel thickening at the right iliac fossa (distal ileum) with an engorged mesentery, compatible with radiation-induced ileitis. The patient is currently treated with abdominal radiotherapy pre-operatively for a rectal cancer. No pneumoperitoneum. No free gluid.

There is a derivative ileal stoma at the right iliac fossa. The known rectal cancer is seen as an irregular thickening of the rectal wall.

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Case information

rID: 19424
Published: 7th Sep 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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