AB9 Retrorectal soft tissue space [radiography]

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Hans Ringertz


In inflammatory disease of the large bowel, the retrorectal soft tissues may be thickened. This can be evaluated on a colon examination.


Public Health Short Distance Inflammatory Disease Normal Variation Pediatric Surgery 
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Referenced article

  1. Eklöf O, Gierup J: The retrorectal soft tissue space in children: normal variations and appearances in granulomatous colitis. AJR 1970; 108: 624.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
  • Hans Ringertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

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