The Sigmoid Colon of Ulcerative Colitis
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KeywordsUlcerative Colitis Sigmoid Colon Barium Enema Megacolon Uneventful Recovery
Although recent imaging studies have shown progress for assessing intestinal diseases, the plain abdominal radiograph is still crucial for evaluating the severity of ulcerative colitis, especially toxic megacolon, a well-known life-threatening complication. Potential exacerbating factors of ulcerative colitis include colonoscopy and barium enema. In addition to toxic megacolon, we highlight that the tubular appearance on plain abdominal radiographs is quite helpful for assessing the activity of ulcerative colitis in emergency situations.