Veno-occlusive disease of the colon – CT findings
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- Rademaker, J. Eur Radiol (1998) 8: 1420. doi:10.1007/s003300050565
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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.