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Case 2757

Ulcerative colitis: Conventional radiographic findings in a child

Author(s)
Iannaccone R, Celestre M, Marin D
 
Patient
male, 8 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    An image obtained of a single-contrast barium enema performed in an eight-year-old boy with...

    An image showing the loss of haustral folds of the distal and ascending colon, with the typical tubular appearance, signs which are consistent with inflammatory bowel disease.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Single-contrast barium enema in a 8-year-old boy with ulcerative colitis.;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Advanced ulcerative colitis.

    An image showing the transverse colon as being short, rigid, stiff and smooth. It is seen to be narrow in the distal portion where there is an evident “string sign”, due to the muscular spasm that reduces the...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Advanced ulcerative colitis.;
     
     
An image showing the loss of haustral folds of the distal and ascending colon, with the typical tubular appearance, signs which are consistent with inflammatory bowel disease.
 
An image showing the transverse colon as being short, rigid, stiff and smooth. It is seen to be narrow in the distal portion where there is an evident “string sign”, due to the muscular spasm that reduces the lumen to the caliber of a string. There are also multiple round marginal filling defects seen in the transverse colon, where the mucosal margins are slightly irregular.
 
 
 
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