Thoracic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease

Sonia L. Betancourt*, Diana Palacio, Carlos A. Jimenez, Santiago Martinez, Edith M. Marom

*Corresponding author for this work

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to present the spectrum of inflammatory bowel disease manifestations in the chest, including the airways, lung parenchyma, pulmonary vasculature, and serosal surfaces. CONCLUSION. The spectrum of inflammatory bowel disease manifestations in the chest is broad, and the manifestations may mimic other diseases. Knowledge of these manifestations in conjunction with pertinent clinical data is essential for establishing the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)W452-W456
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Airway disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Parenchymal lung disease
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Serositis


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