Case report,

European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 1420-1421

First online:

Veno-occlusive disease of the colon – CT findings

  • J. RademakerAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology I, Medical School Hannover, D-30625 Hannover, Germany

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Venous occlusion is a rare cause of ischemic bowel disease and is usually brought about by thrombosis that may occur as a complication of systemic disorders like systemic lupus erythematosus, Behçet disease or Churg-Strauss syndrome. This report describes a patient with veno-occlusive disease of the colon caused by lymphocytic phlebitis. Typical CT findings included homogeneous bowel wall thickening and vascular engorgement.

Key words: Veno-occlusive disease Lymphocytic phlebitis Computed tomography (CT) Colon Mesenteric veins