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string sign Crohn's disease image from New Medical Terms

string sign in the terminal ileum of a patient with Crohn’s disease

IMAGING—COLON

A radiologic finding consisting of linear fraying of the column of a barium study of the lower GI tract with luminal stenosis, spasm, ulceration and scarring, which is classically seen in the terminal ileum in Crohn’s disease (image). It may also be seen in ulcerative colitis. Grossly, the affected intestine is thickened, rigid and likened to a garden hose

Synonym Kantor sign 

IMAGING—STOMACH

A popular term for an elongated, narrowed and straight single, occasionally dual channel of radiocontrast seen in well-developed hypertrophic pyloric stenosis 

Reference www.learningradiology.com/archives2009/COW%20370-String%20Sign/stringcorrect.htm

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