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Radiology: I have seen that on a ct scan report. It simply means that the terminal ileum (last part of the small intestine and area commonly affected by crohns disease) is inflamed and from the ct scan alone, one cannot rule out crohn's disease. Thus, further testing can be considered to see if this truly is crohns or something else. ...Read more
My 7 yr daughter was diagnosed with terminal ileitis in the ER last night. How serious is this and will it go way? We're seeing a GI soon.
Terminal Ileitis: Not sure how this diagnosis was made unless ct scan or MRI or barium x-ray was done. If the diagnosis is accurate, this could be consistent with crohn's disease which can be a significant problem. Usually this is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, failure to thrive in the young & a variety of other symptoms. An infection can mimic crohn's on x-ray. Pediatric GI assessment is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?
Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?
Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?
What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?
Inflammation: Erythema is a term used to describe redness that was probably noticed on endoscopy. Erythema usually is non specific and can mean anything from mild irritation during the procedure to something abnormal like infection or an inflammation. Biopsies and pathology is more accurate in identifying the exact problem. Ileitis is swelling of the small bowel and again erythema does not always mean ileitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?
Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more
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