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Acute abdominal pain and ulcerative colitis

Author: Markus Juchems, Ulm, Germany
Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

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

1. Patient presentation

  • A 42-year-old man presented with acute lower left side abdominal pain.
  • He had a history of ulcerative colitis.
  • On admission, he had elevated C-reactive protein (99.8 mg/l) and leukocytosis (12.6 x 109
    cells/l).

  • CT of the abdomen was performed after an inconclusive ultrasonography examination.