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The importance of the abdominal X-radiograph is acute ulcerative colitis
  1. K D Jethwa1,
  2. M R Green2,
  3. M D Balapatabendi2
  1. 1Department of General Paediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  2. 2Leicester Children's Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr K D Jethwa, 4 Manor Court Avenue, Jepson House, Nuneaton CV11 5HX, UK; k.d.jethwa{at}

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  1. Figure 1 shows large bowel dilatation. Figure 2 demonstrates worsening colonic dilatation, despite aggressive medical management, consistent with toxic megacolon extending proximally to the caecum. In keeping with an acute flare of inflammatory …

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  • Contributors The report was written by KDJ. MRG and MDB were clinical supervisors.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.