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Focal Disease Patterns

Contour Distortion of Extrinsic Origin

Tethering of a loop of small bowel by an adhesion. Note the linear impression on the wall.

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Metastatic melanoma forms a large extrinsic mass that distorts and tethers a loop of small bowel.



Tethering of Loop


        Burnt-out endometriosis

        Desmoplastic process (retractile mesenteritis)




Extrinsic Mass with Tethering

        Mesenteric metastasis

        Mesenteric hematoma

        Carcinoid tumor

        Intraperitoneal metastasis


        Interloop abscess

        Crohn disease



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