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WHAT DOES MILD WALL THICKENING INVOLVING SEGMENTS OF ILEUM

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WHAT DOES "MILD WALL THICKENING INVOLVING SEGMENTS OF ILEUM IN THE RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT MEAN IN CT FINDINGS OF ABDOMEN AND PELVIS WITH CONTRAST."
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Internist replied 8 years ago.
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Mild wall thickening in the Ileum usually refers to an inflammatory process. The most common would be Crohn's disease, an inflammation of the small bowel. Certain infiltrative diseases may also cause thickening of the Ileum. Your doctor may want to do a small bowel series with particular attention to the terminal Ileum. This is the accurate way to diagnose Crohn's disease. Also a colonoscopy might be able to reach the area of the Ilium in question and biopsies may be helpful. Ileal thickening may also occur in a small percentage of right sided colon cancers.

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