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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 680937, 3 pages
Case Report

Sonographic and Endoscopic Findings in Cocaine-Induced Ischemic Colitis

1Section of Gastroenterology and Section of Radiology, Diagnostic Centre, University Research Clinic for Innovative Patient Pathways, Silkeborg Regional Hospital, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
2Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital, 9000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Received 1 October 2015; Revised 2 December 2015; Accepted 10 December 2015

Academic Editor: I. Michael Leitman

Copyright © 2015 Thomas Leth et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cocaine-induced ischemic colitis is a recognized entity. The diagnosis is based on clinical and endoscopic findings. However, diagnostic imaging is helpful in the evaluation of abdominal symptoms and prior studies have suggested specific sonographic findings in ischemic colitis. We report sonographic and endoscopic images along with abdominal computed tomography in a case of cocaine-induced ischemic colitis.