Imaging of Ulcerative Colitis

  • Massimo Tonolini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Massimo Tonolini
    Pages 1-3
  3. Emilia Bareggi, Michela Monteleone
    Pages 5-13
  4. Cristina Bezzio, Federica Furfaro, Michela Monteleone, Giovanni Maconi
    Pages 15-21
  5. Francesca Maccioni, Fabrizio Mazzamurro
    Pages 33-42
  6. Sonia Ippolito, Massimo Tonolini, Chiara Villa
    Pages 43-50
  7. Giovanni Pompili, Alice Munari, Alessandro Campari, Gianpaolo Cornalba
    Pages 59-71
  8. Massimo Tonolini
    Pages 73-77
  9. Massimo Tonolini
    Pages 79-85
  10. Roberto Bianco, Massimo Tonolini
    Pages 87-95
  11. Gianluca Matteo Sampietro, Francesco Colombo, Alice Frontali, Diego Foschi
    Pages 97-100
  12. Gianluca Matteo Sampietro, Francesco Colombo, Silvia Casiraghi, Diego Foschi
    Pages 113-124
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 141-143

About this book


During the past decade, the medical and surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis has undergone dramatic advances, including the widespread use of immunomodulators, biological drugs, and restorative proctocolectomy. In order to correctly balance the risks and benefits of medical therapies and surgical procedures, there is a need for improved diagnosis of colonic disease, acute complications, extraintestinal manifestations, and early and delayed postoperative complications. Cross-sectional imaging techniques are therefore playing an increasing role in the assessment of ulcerative colitis and provide an essential complement to clinical data and endoscopy. This practical, illustrated volume on the role of cross-sectional imaging is aimed at radiologists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons who are engaged or interested in the diagnosis and care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly ulcerative colitis. After an overview of diagnostic imaging techniques, state-of-the-art assessment of colorectal inflammatory disease with CT colonography using water enema and bowel MRI is discussed, followed by description of the plain radiographic and CT findings in patients with acute exacerbations and surgical complications. Subsequent chapters review the diagnostic findings and role of cross-sectional imaging in the assessment of sclerosing cholangitis (with emphasis on MR cholangiopancreatography), vascular complications (particularly portal and mesenteric thrombosis), colitis-associated colorectal cancer and perianal inflammatory disease.  Normal postoperative appearances and early and delayed complications in patients treated with proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis are also comprehensively reviewed.​ 


Computed tomography (CT) Fistula/abscess Ileal pouch surgery Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Ulcerative colitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Tonolini
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Unit"Luigi Sacco" HospitalMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5408-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5409-7
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