Ulcerative colitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammadtaghi Niknejad


Chronic abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

The right kidney is not seen due to prior resection. 
Circumferential increased wall thickness is present at distal half colon accompanied by pericolic fat stranding and small regional lymphadenopathies most consistent with inflammatory bowel disease.


Colonoscopy and biopsy performed for the patient and histopathology evaluation confirms severe active ulcerative colitis.

Case Discussion

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that not only predominantly affects the colon, but also has extra-intestinal manifestations. Typically it manifests in young adults and is more prevalent in males.

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