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Is a colonoscopy the better way to confirm a diagnosis of ischemic colitis?

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Dr. Myron Arlen answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

In ischemic colitis the findings of concern are related to loss of blood supply. On this basis when one examines the colon on colonoscopy one sees gangrene of the mucosal lining of the colon. On scan of the bowel there is usually marked dilatation as a result of the necrosis wherein there is loss of pulsatile activiity

Answered Jul 25, 2015



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