Terminal ileitis

Case contributed by Henry Knipe


Colicky abdominal pain. History of appendectomy.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

The terminal ileum is thick walled. Remainder of the bowel is normal. Enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes, along the ileocolic artery. No free fluid or free gas.

Case Discussion

The cause for terminal ileitis is not known in this case as the patient was followed-up at a different facility. There is a very long list for the differential diagnosis of terminal ileitis but the most common cause is Crohn disease

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