Ischemic Colitis with Roentgenographic Manifestation of Bamboo-Joint Sign, Report of a Case Yoshito Nishimata 1 , Kenji Shimono 1 , Shintaro Tsukasa 1 1The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University School of Medicine pp.1151-1156
Published Date 1989/10/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403106591
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 A 63-year-old woman was hospitalized because of abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. Since left lower abdominal pain and muscular defense were noted, diverticulitis was suspected. With administration of antbiotics, the symptoms were relieved. However fever developed again on the 5th hospital day and ascites was noted. Therefore operation was performed. X-ray examination revealed bamboo-joint sign in the descending colon. In the past we had encountered bamboo-joint sign considered indicative of blood flow disturbance in shock. Based on such an experience, we made a diagnosis of ischemic disease due to diverticulitis-endotoxin shock in this case.

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