Colorectal emergencies and related complications: A comprehensive imaging review-noninfectious and noninflammatory emergencies of colon

Kiran K. Maddu, Pardeep Mittal, Chesnal Dey Arepalli, Waqas Shuaib, Anuj Tewari, Faisal Khosa

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. In this article, we illustrate imaging findings of colorectal emergencies encountered in the acute setting that are primarily noninfectious and noninflammatory in origin. Our review should enable the reader to identify and understand common colorectal emergencies and related complications in clinical practice. CONCLUSION. The diagnosis of colorectal emergencies is mostly straightforward, but it can be challenging because of the overlap of presenting symptoms and imaging findings. Therefore, it is essential to clarify the cause, narrow the differential diagnosis, and identify associated complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1217-1229
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume203
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Acute colonic bleeding
  • CT
  • Large-bowel obstruction
  • Stercoral perforation
  • Volvulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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