Colorectal emergencies and related complications: a comprehensive imaging review-imaging of colitis and complications

Kiran K. Maddu, Pardeep Mittal, Waqas Shuaib, Anuj Tewari, Oluwayemisi Ibraheem, Faisal Khosa

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OBJECTIVE. Colorectal emergencies are a common presentation in the emergency medicine setting and their timely diagnosis plays a crucial role in avoiding dreaded complications. The quintessential role of a radiologist lies in identifying the cause, narrowing the differential diagnosis according to imaging features, and, most importantly, identifying the associated complications. CONCLUSION. This review focuses on imaging features of the spectrum of colitides and the complications related to colitides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1205-1216
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Bowel perforation
  • CT
  • Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pericolonic abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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