Scleroderma - small bowel involvement

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Long standing abdominal bloating and malabsorption.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Barium follow-though

Barium follow-through of the small bowel demonstrates generalized bowel dilatation with closely approximated valvulae conniventes which are of normal thickness despite dilatation of the bowel lumen.

No strictures / stenoses or masses are visible and the mucosa is otherwise normal. 

Case Discussion

This patient had known long standing scleroderma and demonstrates characteristic small bowel follow-though appearances. 

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Case information

rID: 9597
Published: 3rd May 2010
Last edited: 1st Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included