Thumbprinting

Case contributed by Dr Omar Bashir

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Bloody diarrhoea

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

There is mucosal oedema of the descending colon depicted by characteristic "thumbprinting".

Case Discussion

Thumbprinting is a radiographic sign of bowel wall thickening. It is seen in a variety of conditions causing colitis

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Case Information

rID: 19231
Case created: 18th Aug 2012
Last edited: 26th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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