Ischemic bowel

Uncommon imaging findings in a case of cocaine enteropathy

Wesley Angel, Jacqueline Angel, Sridhar Shankar

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Abstract

While the clinical findings of cocaine-induced enteropathy from mesenteric ischemia are fairly well understood, there is a paucity of imaging description and detail in the literature that describes these findings. Imaging characteristics of cocaine-induced mesenteric ischemia on CT examination include bowel edema, mucosal enhancement, venous engorgement, mesenteric free fluid, and dilatation of the small bowel lumen. A thorough history, physical examination, and laboratory testing are critical for the diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention may be necessary. We present a case of cocaine-induced mesenteric ischemia in a 49 year old male which resolved within 24 hours of supportive therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-43
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2013

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Cocaine
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History
Mesenteric Ischemia
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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ischemic bowel : Uncommon imaging findings in a case of cocaine enteropathy. / Angel, Wesley; Angel, Jacqueline; Shankar, Sridhar.

In: Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 7, No. 2, 04.03.2013, p. 38-43.

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