Ulcerative Colitis

  • Etiology: idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Imaging: superficial bowel wall inflammation limited to colon and rectum

Cases of Ulcerative Colitis

BE of ulcerative colitis
AP spot image of the rectosigmoid colon from a barium enema shows multiple fine mucosal ulcerations.
BE of ulcerative colitis
AXR AP from a barium enema (left) shows the loss of haustral markings in the colon (lead pipe sign). The magnified view (right) suggests the presence of multiple fine mucosal ulcerations.
Enema of pseudopolyps in ulcerative colitis
AP AXR (left) and magnified AP spot image of the splenic flexure (right) from a double contrast barium enema shows a large number of small polypoid lesions throughout the colon with the space between the polyps appearing to be denuded and ulcerated.
Pathological image of colonic pseudopolyps in ulcerative colitis
Pathological image of the colon shows colonic pseudopolyps.