Colonoscopy findings in end-stage liver disease patients with incidental CT colonic wall thickening

Eleanor L. Ormsby, Curtis Duffield, Farshad Ostovar-Sirjani, John P McGahan, Christoph Troppmann

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Colonic wall thickening may occur in patients with end-stage liver disease. This study was conducted to correlate colonoscopy with CT-detected colonic wall thickening in this group of patients to assess their radiologic and clinical relevance. CONCLUSION. Our results suggest that CT findings of colonic wall thickening in end-stage liver disease should be considered benign, and colonoscopy is unnecessary for the evaluation of malignancy or colitis unless it is clinically indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1112-1117
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume189
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Colonic wall thickening
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT
  • Gastrointestinal imaging
  • Liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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