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Digestive System Vasculitis

  • M. Habib Bouhaouala
  • Dorra Ghorbel
  • M. Hédi Doggui
  • Lotfi Hendaoui
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Digestive manifestations are apparent in 7% to 36% of the vasculitis. The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) involvement is uncommon and often nonspecific. Any part of the GIT may be involved but the small intestine is the most frequently affected. Digestive endoscopic explorations are often informative, but can be dangerous because of the risk of perforations. Imaging is useful to detect a discontinuous thickened bowel wall, to identify abdominal complications. The involvement of the other intra-abdominal organs is not frequent. The pelvic and the abdominal wall involvement has also been exceptionally reported.

Keywords

Celiac Disease Polyarteritis Nodosa Intraperitoneal Bleeding Aneurysmal Rupture Abdominal Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Habib Bouhaouala
    • 1
  • Dorra Ghorbel
    • 1
  • M. Hédi Doggui
    • 1
  • Lotfi Hendaoui
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Imaging, Medical School of TunisInterior Security Forces Teaching HospitalLa MarsaTunisia
  2. 2.Department of Medical Imaging and Imaging Guided InterventionsMongi Slim University HospitalLa MarsaTunisia

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