Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 19–20 | Cite as

Eosinophilic enteritis presenting as acute abdomen: US features of two cases

  • J. L. Seelen
  • P. H. Ho Kang You
  • A. C. de Vries
  • J. B. C. M. Puylaert


Eosinophilic enteritis is a rare disease which may mimic acute abdominal emergency. Two sonographically documented cases are presented, which were subsequently proven at operation. Although the sonographic features of severe echolucent bowel wall thickening were not specific, combination with clinical and laboratory data may suggest the correct diagnosis.

Key words

Gastrointestinal tract, US studies Eosinophilia Abdomen, US studies Abdomen, acute conditions Appendicitis Appendix, US studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Seelen
    • 1
  • P. H. Ho Kang You
    • 2
  • A. C. de Vries
    • 2
  • J. B. C. M. Puylaert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyWesteinde ZiekenhuisVA The HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryWesteinde HospitalThe HagueThe Netherlands

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