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Necrotizing colitis complicating necrotized pancreatitis: look out for intestinal pneumatosis

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MA Siddiqui ,

Department of Radiodiagnosis
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A Jain,

Department of Radiodiagnosis
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SAA Rizvi,

Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, A.M.U. Aligarh, India, IN
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K Ahmad,

Department of Radiodiagnosis, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal, NP
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E Ullah,

Department of Radiodiagnosis
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I Ahmad

Department of Radiodiagnosis
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Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is a common cause of acute abdominal pain and is associated with a wide variety of complications. Pancreatic necrosis is one of the most important complications and is considered to be the most important indicator of disease severity as the increased frequency of death in acute pancreatitis is directly correlated with the development and extent of pancreatic necrosis. In addition to pancreatic necrosis, wide spectrums of colonic complications have been described, including functional and mechanical ileus, ischemic necrosis and fistula formation. In acute pancreatitis bowel ischemia usually involves the transverse colon or the hepatic and splenic flexures and may range in severity from mild superficial mural involvement totransmural colonic necrosis. This article reports a case of large bowel infarction as a complication of severe necrotizing pancreatitis in a 35-year-old male patient.

Keywords: Pancreatitis  
How to Cite: Siddiqui M, Jain A, Rizvi S, Ahmad K, Ullah E, Ahmad I. Necrotizing colitis complicating necrotized pancreatitis: look out for intestinal pneumatosis. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(1):19–21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.169
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Published on 01 Jan 2013.
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