CT

CT abdomen / pelvis

Coronal C+ portal venous phase
Modality: CT (C+ portal venous phase)

- “ This patient elegantly demonstrates a pancolitis with marked mucosal edema resulting in thumbprinting. The diagnosis of Clostridium difficile coli...”

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  • Thumbprinting - “ Thumbprinting is a radiographic sign of large bowel wall thickening, usually caused by edema, related to an infective or inflammatory process (col...”
  • Clostridioides difficile colitis - “ Clostridioides difficile colitis, also known as pseudomembranous colitis and previously known as Clostridium difficile colitis 10, is a common cau...”
  • Large bowel obstruction - “ Large bowel obstruction (LBO) is often impressive on imaging, on account of the ability of the large bowel to massively distend. This condition re...”

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