Main causes of small bowel wall thickening based on the spatial extent of bowel involvement

What are the main causes of small bowel wall thickening based on the spatial extent of bowel involvement?

Major Causes of Small Bowel Wall Thickening Based on the Spatial Extent of Bowel Involvement

  • Diffuse involvement
    • • Edema (cirrhosis, hypoproteinemia)
    • • Infection
  • Segmental involvement
    • • Infection
    • • Inflammation (Crohn’s disease, vasculitis, radiation therapy)
    • • Ischemia
    • • Intramural hemorrhage
    • • Lymphoma
  • Focal involvement
    • • Malignancy
    • • Crohn’s disease
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