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What causes thickening of caecum, ascending colon and hepatic flexure of colon?

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: thickened wall of ceacum , ascending colon and hepatic flexure colon and teriminal ileum . No evidence of any free fluid in peritonial cavity and pelivis. Male 61 years age. what could be the reason and cure for it. Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Thickening may be due to inflammatory bowel disease like crohn's disease.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thickening of ileum,caecum,ascending colon and hepatic flexure of colon may be due to inflammatory bowel disease like crohn's disease.
Your condition need clinical correlation and further investigations.
It is important to assess other causes like malignancy,ischemia etc.
You may need colonoscopy and biopsy.It can assess true nature of disease.
Treatment depend upon findings.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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What causes thickening of caecum, ascending colon and hepatic flexure of colon?

Brief Answer: Thickening may be due to inflammatory bowel disease like crohn's disease. Detailed Answer: Hello Thickening of ileum,caecum,ascending colon and hepatic flexure of colon may be due to inflammatory bowel disease like crohn's disease. Your condition need clinical correlation and further investigations. It is important to assess other causes like malignancy,ischemia etc. You may need colonoscopy and biopsy.It can assess true nature of disease. Treatment depend upon findings. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX