n SA Journal of Radiology - Potential pitfalls - pips or polyps? : pictorial interlude

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... CASE REPORT 28 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY ? March 2006 A variety of pips and chewed nuts can simulate disease by appearing as multiple filling defects on the double-contrast barium enema. The unwary and untrained eye might interpret these filling defects as multiple polyps, leading to the wrong diagnosis and unnecessary further investigations or treatment. A case of multiple linseeds mimicking polyposis coli on doublecontrast barium enema has been described by Petty and Mannion.1 The following similar cases were noted. Case 1. A 73-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain. A double-contrast barium enema showed multiple pointed oval-shaped filling defects (Fig. ..

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