Rare etiology of ischemic colitis in an emergency department: Phlebosclerotic colitis

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Abstract

Among all types of colonic ischemia, phlebosclerotic colitis (PC) is a rare case in emergency departments (EDs). The prevalence of PC is unknown and the number of reported cases in the literature is few. We encountered a 63-year-old female patient with PC in the ED last year and report our findings here. For patients with symptoms of recurrent colitis in the ED, awareness of this disease may allow more cases to be identified. Although colonic ischemia can be detected earlier than before due to the accessibility of abdominal CT at EDs, the emergency physicians should be familiar with the symptoms and imaging features of PC because early diagnosis is the key step in treating ischemic colitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalKuwait Medical Journal
Volume53
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Herbal use
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Mesenteric phlebosclerosis
  • Phlebosclerotic colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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