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Giant pseudopolyposis in Crohn's disease with computed tomography correlation

  • Anthony E. Foderaro
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    Departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Radiology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.
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  • Thomas J. Barloon
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    Address reprint requests to: Thomas J. Barloon, MD, Department of Radiology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
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    Departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Radiology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.
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  • Jeffrey A. Murray
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    Departments of Radiology and Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Radiology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.
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      Abstract

      Giant pseudopolyp formation is an uncommon but well-recognized complication of Crohn's disease. The computed tomography manifestations are described for the first time. Correlation with air-contrast barium enema, as well as colonoscopy, is presented. Computed tomography can be a useful adjunct in the diagnosis as well as management of this disease entity.

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