Which abdominal findings suggest Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Abdominal findings may vary from normal to those of an acute abdomen. Diffuse abdominal tenderness or localized pain may be present. [12] Fullness or a discrete mass may be appreciated, typically in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen (which is usual with ileal involvement), or a mass may be felt secondary to thickened or matted loops of inflamed bowel.


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