Although pseudopolyps are the commonest sequelae of
ulcerative colitis, the occurrence of localized exuberant
collections of pseudopolyps, giving rise to large
intraluminal masses, is a rare finding...
The histological features of ulcerative colitis parallel the
endoscopic appearance of a diffuse, continuous pattern of
superficial inflammation within the involved mucosal
segments and normal proximal...
A primary distinction between chronic inflammatory bowel
disease such as ulcerative colitis and acute self-limited
(infectious) colitis is architectural distortion. In ulcerative
colitis, the normal...
Computed Tomography Scout View
Panoramic view in the first hospitalization that was taken
in the second day which is observed clearly marked that
the walls of the colon are thick.
In the first abdominal...
After 10 days of ambulatory treatment and 18 after the
colonoscopy, the patient is readmitted to the hospital
because of increased abdominal pain and sepsis. WB
The patient's clinical condition deteriorated over the next
18 hours despite steroid and antibiotic therapy, and the
patient had to undergo total colectomy and ileostomy.
Toxic megacolon is defined as a severe episode of colitis
with segmental or total dilatation of the colon. It is typically
a complication of ulcerative colitis, but it may be a
complication of Crohn...
CT is valuable for the detection and characterization of
ulcerative colitis. CT typically demonstrates
circumferential, symmetrical wall thickening with fold
enlargement. Thickening of the colon wall...
Patients with toxic megacolon often present in the
emergency department as having abdominal distention
superimposed on chronic or acute diarrhea. The diagnosis
should be considered in all such patients....
Bowel thickening is a nonspecific finding; it may be
encountered in a variety of colitides and other pathologies
of the bowel wall. The target sign is also nonspecific; it has
been reported in Crohn...
Toxic megacolon is the most severe manifestation of
ulcerative colitis, diagnosed when the inflammation extends
from the superficial mucosa into the submucosal and
muscular layers of the colon. Toxic...
Emergency surgery involves total colectomy and end
ileostomy as a life-saving procedure. Patients presenting
with severe acute colitis for their first attack are the most
likely to require colectomy...
The cecal appendix average 7x0.5 cm with hyperemia,
the lumen was reduced. The ileon were 16 cm. long and
2 cm. in diameter. The mucosae shows edema and erosions.
Gross examination of the large intestine in non-neoplastic
conditions can also yield valuable diagnostic information,
particularly in the classification of inflammatory bowe