Unusual causes of colonic wall thickening on computed tomography

D R Turner, G Markose, M J Arends, C S Ng, A H Freeman

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Abstract / Description of output

Computed tomography (CT) appearances in "colitis" are often non-specific, and include mural thickening and mesenteric fat stranding. In the western world, the majority of cases will have, or be subsequently diagnosed with, inflammatory bowel disease, pseudomembranous colitis or ischaemic colitis. However, other rare conditions may also produce these rather non-specific signs. We present a number of cases demonstrating colonic wall thickening on CT due to rarer diagnoses, which are correlated with the histopathological features. Some of these CT appearances have not been described previously in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Colonic Diseases
  • Colonography, Computed Tomographic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


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