Mesenteric abscess (Crohn's disease)

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Known background of Crohn's disease with persistent abdominal pain and weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Long-segment circumferential mural thickening and stratification seen involving the mid-ileum with a focal area of two different portions of the inflamed loop communicating with a mesenteric well-defined walled-off abscess. Small microabscesses also seen along the mesenteric margin of the inflamed loop.

Case Discussion

Enteric fistulations and abscess formations are common complications encountered in inflammatory bowel disease. Using neutral contrast enables clear delineation of tracks, extent of inflammation and skip lesions. 

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Case information

rID: 55681
Published: 20th Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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