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Intestinal angioneurotic edema

Authors:

C Mai ,

Department of Radiology, AZ Damiaan, Oostende, Belgium, BE
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B Claikens,

Department of Radiology, AZ Damiaan, Oostende, Belgium, BE
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P Van Wettere

Department of Radiology, AZ Damiaan, Oostende, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

Background: This 38-year-old female patient presented at the emergency department with subacute low abdominal pain for 3 days. There was little abdominal tenderness, but no signs of peritonitis. Her blood results showed little inflammation with mild leukocytosis 13.0 (3.5-11.0 x 10*3/μL) and mild CRP elevation 44 (< 5 mg/L).

The patient had a CT scan of the abdomen on the same day. The day after, a colonoscopy was performed which was perfectly normal. Because the discrepancy between the findings on CT scan, biochemistry and colonoscopy, the patient underwent an explorative laparoscopy, which showed a normal colon.

Two days after the initial CT scan, a control CT scan was performed.

How to Cite: Mai C, Claikens B, Wettere PV. Intestinal angioneurotic edema. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(3):162–3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.61
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Published on 01 May 2014.
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