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    What does thickening of the intestine mean?

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    What does thickening of the intestine mean?

    What does thickening of the intestine mean?

    Over the years, the external muscular wall of the colon thickens, causing the internal space to narrow. This narrowing increases the pressure in the colon and makes it easier for sacs to form.

    What is the purpose of ultrasound of the intestinal loops?

    Ultrasound of the intestinal loops is performed to investigate chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis), or to monitor these same diseases. It is also often possible to confirm or rule out a suspicion of appendicitis with this test.

    What are chronic bowel diseases?

    Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) known internationally as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) include ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and so-called "indeterminate colitis".

    How is bowel inflammation treated?

    Pharmacological therapy is the first solution to stop inflammation, for this reason immunosuppressants or steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used, however, to be used carefully as they have contraindications and side effects. Surgical treatment is carried out only in the most serious cases.
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