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Phlebosclerotic Colitis–An Enigma Among Ischemic Colitis

Rishi Philip Mathew1Safwat Girgis2Malcolm Wells3Gavin Low1
1Departments of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, 2Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, 3Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton, Canada.
Date of Submission: 04-Feb-2019, Date of Acceptance: 26-Mar-2019, Date of Web Publication: 28-May-2019.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Dr. Rishi Philip Mathew

Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, Canada.
E-mail: dr_rishimathew@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Dr. Rishi Philip Mathew

Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, Canada.
E-mail: dr_rishimathew@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.25259/JCIS-30-2019 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Phlebosclerotic Colitis is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition of unclear etio-pathogenesis seen almost exclusively in Asians and people of Asian descent. The condition predominantly affects the right hemicolon and imaging plays a crucial role in its diagnosis. Here we report the only second documented case of phlebosclerotic colitis in North America in a 60-year-old Canadian resident of Vietnamese descent with a history of consuming herbal medication (sanshishi) in soup for 2-3 decades.
Keywords: Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis, Ischemic colitis, Mesenteric vein calcification, Phlebosclerotic colitis

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