Turk J Gastroenterol 2021 Aug;32(8):631-639
Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Background: To evaluate the frequency of pathological findings determined on magnetic resonance (MR) enterography (MRE) in patients with Crohn's Disease.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of the MRE images was made in 34 female and 41 male patients (mean age 41 years) with Crohn's disease. The prevalence of bowel wall (mural thickening, mural edema, mural fat deposits, mucosal enhancement, ulceration, cobblestone appearance, pseudopolyps) and mesenteric fatty tissue alterations (fatty tissue proliferation, mesenteric hypervascularity, enlarged lymph nodes, peri-enteric inflammation, reactive fluid), complications due to penetrating (fistula, sinus tract, abscess) and stenosing processes (fibrotic and inflammatory stenosis, obstruction, dilatation), and involvement of the colon were determined. Read More