Necrosis of the colon secondary to pancreatitis


Journal Article

This case is the sixth report of colonic necrosis developing secondary to acute pancreatitis. In the previous cases there was no roentgen evidence of colonic inflammation or necrosis prior to surgery or autopsy. The initial radiographic findings in this 56-year-old woman consisted of a diffuse transverse colitis on both abdominal films and a hypaque enema. Subsequent radiographs revealed evidence of a pancreatic abscess and changes consistent with necrosis in the splenic flexure. A contrast enema is recommended in all patients suspected of having colonic manifestations of pancreatitis. © 1978 Digestive Disease Systems, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, WM; Pizzo, SV; Kelvin, FM; Rice, RP

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 5

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2568

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9211

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01072498

Citation Source

  • Scopus