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Disease Patterns

Diffuse Separation of Loops (Without Tethering)

Intrinsic bowel disease

  • Mucosal alteration
  • Possible fold thickening or effacement
  • Possible nodularity
  • Ulceration
  • Examples
    • Primary thickening of bowel wall
      • Edema, hemorrhage
      • Crohn disease
      • Lymphoma
      • Other tumors
      • Radiation enteritis

Mesenteric neoplasm causing small bowel ischemia. Separation of loops caused by wall edema. Note also diffuse fold thickening.

 

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