Is there a correlation between endoscopy and imaging findings in Crohn’s disease


Background and Aims: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Endoscopy and radiology play an important role in the diagnosis and management of this specific disease. The ability of each of these two tests to detect the gastrointestinal involvement (ulceration, stenosis, fistula, polyp, mucosal thickening) varies according to the type of Crohn’s lesions. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the correlation between these two diagnostic methods in the detection of those specific lesions in 70 patients diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease (CD) during the period of 3 years. Methods: In this retrospective study, including 70 patients with Crohn’s disease, Four major characteristic lesions (ulceration, stenosis, fistula and polyps) were studied by endoscopy and radiological exams to evaluate the relationship between endoscopy and imaging findings in the detection of these lesions. The analysis of our results was made by statistical analysis system: EpiInfo and SPSS. Results: The concordance of each of these diagnostic modalities is average for stenosis and fistulas and low diagnostic significance for ulcers and polyps. However, the imaging features of mucosal thickening are sensitive but not specific.

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Charif, I. , Abid, H. , Benajah, D. , Addou, O. , Kamaoui, I. , Tizniti, S. , Boly, A. , Nejjari, C. , Ibrahimi, A. , Abkari, M. and Yousfi, M. (2013) Is there a correlation between endoscopy and imaging findings in Crohn’s disease. Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 3, 138-141. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2013.32023.

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