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Jpn J Radiol. 2015 Oct;33(10):663-7. doi: 10.1007/s11604-015-0467-5. Epub 2015 Aug 5.

Phlebosclerotic colitis: case report and literature review focused on the radiologic findings in relation to the intake period of toxic material.

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1
Department of Radiology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, 170 Juhwa-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, 411-706, Republic of Korea. i9537@paik.ac.kr.
2
Department of Radiology, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, 170 Juhwa-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, 411-706, Republic of Korea. seojwrad@paik.ac.kr.

Abstract

Phlebosclerotic colitis (PC) is a rare disease entity of intestinal ischemia characterized by calcification at the right hemicolon and is predominant in Asian populations. We present a 57-year-old Korean patient who was an Oriental medicine practitioner himself and had been taking herbal medicine for decades. We reviewed previous literature on similar cases and analyzed radiologic features of PC in relation to the intake period of toxic material and extent of disease.

KEYWORDS:

Herbal medicine; Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis; Ischemic colitis; Mesenteric vein calcification; Phlebosclerotic colitis

PMID:
26242772
DOI:
10.1007/s11604-015-0467-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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