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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 315–316 | Cite as

Contrast enema findings of fibrosing colonopathy

  • K. L. Crisci
  • S. Bruce Greenberg
  • Barbara J. Wolfson
  • Evan Geller
  • Charles D. Vinocur

Abstract

Purpose. Our objective was to describe characteristic contrast enema findings of fibrosing colonopathy. Materials and methods. We performed barium enemas on 18 children with cystic fibrosis who had received greater than 4500 U of lipase per kg body weight per meal and who had distal intestinal obstruction syndrome unresponsive to medical management. Results. Fifteen patients had abnormal enema results. The most common findings included stricture, loss of haustra, and colonic shortening. Ten patients required surgery, nine underwent colon resection, and one had lysis of adhesions. Pathologists confirmed fibrosing colonopathy in eight of nine speci- mens. Conclusion. Colonic stricture, abnormal haustra, and longitudinal shortening are characteristic barium enema findings of fibrosing colonopathy.

Keywords

Body Weight Lipase Barium Cystic Fibrosis Medical Management 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. L. Crisci
    • 1
  • S. Bruce Greenberg
    • 1
  • Barbara J. Wolfson
    • 1
  • Evan Geller
    • 1
  • Charles D. Vinocur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple University School of Medicine, Front Street at Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USAUS

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