Radiographic findings in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease. Amanda Wonnacott, MS3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Term applied to both ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease Causing chronic intestinal inflammation Idiopathic processes with unknown etiologies
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Amanda Wonnacott, MS3
Toxic megacolon; complication of ulcerative colitis
Radiograph reveals “thumbprinting” as seen in ulcerative colitis
Thumbprinting: symmetric thickening of haustral folds/edema in bowel walls
Moderate thickening of terminal ileum
Thickening of cecum
Abscess (arrowheads) seen in lower right quadrant extending out from inflamed terminal ileum (arrow)
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