Colonoscopy Findings in End-Stage Liver Disease Patients with Incidental CT Colonic Wall Thickening
AJR:189, November 2007
Eleanor L Ormsby, Curtis Duffield, Farshad Ostovar-Sirjani, John P. McGahan, Christoph Troppmann
OBJECTIVE. Colonic wall thickening may occur in patients with end-stage liver disease. This study was conducted to correlate colonoscopy with CT-detected colonic wall thickening in this group of patients to assess their radiologic and clinical relevance.
CONCLUSION. Our results suggest that CT findings of colonic wall thickening in end-stage liver disease should be considered benign, and colonoscopy is unnecessary for the evaluation of malignancy or colitis unless it is clinically indicated.