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Indian J Nucl Med. 2016 Jan-Mar;31(1):65-6. doi: 10.4103/0972-3919.172367.

Noninvasive evaluation of active pan-ulcerative colitis with multiple strictures using Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography.

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1
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
2
Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
3
Department of General Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by waxing and waning inflammation that changes in severity and extent and may progress to neoplasia, especially in the presence of strictures. When patients have nonnegotiable strictures or severe inflammation with ulcers, colonoscopy is difficult and carries the risk of perforation. The authors present a patient with pan-UC with multiple strictures, in whom fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography was used to noninvasively evaluate the extent and severity of the disease.

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Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography; inflammatory bowel disease; strictures; ulcerative colitis

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