European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 1420–1421

Veno-occlusive disease of the colon – CT findings

  • J. Rademaker
Case report,

DOI: 10.1007/s003300050565

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Rademaker, J. Eur Radiol (1998) 8: 1420. doi:10.1007/s003300050565


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 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rademaker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology I, Medical School Hannover, D-30625 Hannover, GermanyDE

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