Ulcerative colitis (virtual colonoscopy)

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

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Patient Data

Age: 35 year old
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Loss of haustal pattern in the rectum, sigmoid and descending colon giving the "lead pipe sign"

Case Discussion

The patient had long history of ulcerative colitis.

Loss of haustral pattern of the colon indicates chronicity. 

Note that active stage of ulcerative colitis is contraindication for CT colonography.

 

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Case Information

rID: 29959
Case created: 7th Jul 2014
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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