Unexpected colitis of the descending colon

Case contributed by Dr Eugen Divjak


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 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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