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Bowel Wall Thickening
On a CT Scan, if someone has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis, could that cause bowel wall thickening on the descending colon. This is whats stated on my scan notes. Im trying to figure this out. First they said possibly colitis, my gastro thinks I had a diverticulitis attack.

I know there can be many reasons for bowel wall thickening, just would like some input. Curious as to how the pancreas could cause this.

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In pancreatitis, the exudates of enzymes can cause bowel irritation (due to inflammatory processed) that could lead to thickening, but I believe it most frequently occurs in the duodenum, stomach, or transverse colon. Not sure if it could happen in the descending colon or not.
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