We reviewed a single centre 15 years experience of MSCT- e and MR-e application in detection of non-Crohn ileitis (nCl) describing misdiagnosis of other medical and surgical entities with similar radiological appearance.
Ileitis is an inflammation of the ileum that can occur with different patterns of clinical presentation,
from an acute and self-limited form to some conditions with chronic and debilitating course.
It is often caused by Crohn's disease (CD) but it can also deal with other many pathological entities nCl.
CD and nCI can both present themselves with a similar clinical and radiological pattern so the correct diagnosis is important to choice the right patients management.
Findings and procedure details
NCI can be divided into infectious colitis,
ileitis associated with spondyloarthropathies. NCI show non specific CT-E and MR-E findings such as bowel-wall thickening,
obstruction or ascites.
Differential diagnosis can be done observing specific radiological signs and clinical correlations (concomitant reactive arthritis) or patients associated treatment (drugs or radiation...
Knowing CT-E and RM-E differential finding of NCI is of paramount importance because misdiagnosis may result in critical delays or errors in management.
The clinical disease course,
imaging and pathological cooperation are essential to get a good diagnosis.
Roberta Faraone email@example.com Affiliation: University hospital policlinico P.Giaccone Via del Vespro 127,
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