Enhanced computed tomography (CT) is frequently performed for possible bowel ischaemia. It has the distinct advantage of possible detection of the causes of ischaemia. Radiologists therefore need to be familiar with the spectrum of diagnostic CT signs. We present the CT imaging findings in surgically proven cases of small bowel ischaemia. In addition to signs pertaining to the underlying aetiological pathology, bowel dilatation, bowel wall thickening, mural gas, occlusion of mesenteric vessels, ascites and infarct of other abdominal organs were observed.
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