Unexpected colitis of the descending colon

Case contributed by Dr Eugen Divjak

Presentation

The patient presented with blunt abdominal pain in the central abdomen, propagating into the lower abdomen. She noticed a small amount of blood in stool day before the exam.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

The whole descending colon has wall thickening with hazy surrounding fat tissue, indicative of colitis.

Horseshoe kidney.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound examination revealed thickened, a hyperemic wall of descending colon, with reduced peristalsis.

Horseshoe kidney.

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Case information

rID: 61646
Published: 27th Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University Hospital Dubrava

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