Gastrointestinal edema in cirrhotics

  title={Gastrointestinal edema in cirrhotics},
  author={Dr. Emil J. Balthazar and Marie Ferrante Gade},
  journal={Gastrointestinal Radiology},
The radiologic manifestations of gastrointestinal edema observed as a complication of liver cirrhosis are described. We reviewed 22 consecutive patients with colonic and small bowel edema and present forms of intestinal involvement previously not reported. The pathophysiology of bowel edema is discussed and an attempt is made to correlate several factors… CONTINUE READING