How does bowel obstructions appear on CT?
What are some GIT complications of Crohn's?
Malabsorption (B12 particularly)
How do left sided colon cancers present?
Bright blood rectal bleeding
What is an adenocarcinoma?
Gland forming, epithelial origin malignancy
What influences the risk of cancer development in UC?
Activity of disease
Duration of disease
Extent of the disease
What is a severe complication of severe UC?
What are some predisposing factors for colon cancer?
Family Hx - FAP, Lynch
Where does colon cancers metastasize to?
What is the aetiology of IBD?
Not complelety know but probably some break down in the colon barrier
In which IBD do you get granulomas?
What are some complications of UC?
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (more so than Crohn's)
Perforation, fistulas are much less common as the ulcers aren't knife like
Where do rectal cancers metastasize to?
How do right sided colon cancers present?
Fe deficiency anaemia
Metastases (later presentation)
Why do R- and L-sided colon cancer present differently?
R bowel is wider so obstructions are less likely
What is the mode of inheritance of Lynch's syndrome?
What are some extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn's?
Primary sclerosing cholangitis