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Abdominal pain, fever and weight loss

Author: Carlo Catalano, Rome, Italy
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 23-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, fever and weight loss.
  • Laboratory tests revealed hypertension and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 60 mm/h.
  • There was no evidence of bacterial, viral or fungal infection on blood and serum assays.
  • After an initial ultrasonography examination without specific findings, contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed.