Season 1 Case 12

History: abdominal pain

Season 1 Case 12

History: abdominal pain

Can you guess the finding and the underlying condition?

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Answer: Colon cut off sign (air fills ascending and transverse colon but stops around the splenic flexure with minimal to no colon gas distally). This sign is associated with focal wall thickening of the splenic flexure most commonly due to pancreatitis.

More info: http://radiology.rsna.org/content/215/2/387.full