Table 4

Symptoms of fibrosing colonopathy

Symptoms of FC are documented as182:
Clinical symptomsClinical signsImaging characteristics
Failure to thrive, persistent malabsorption despite enzyme therapyBloody diarrhoeaLoss of haustrations (sacs formed during colonic movements to facilitate the movement of faeces through the colon), also referred to as a ‘lead pipe’ colon (appearance of a smooth colonic wall on imaging)
Persistent abdominal pain with obstruction/distensionChylous ascitesDilatation of terminal ileum
Reduced peristalsisThickened bowel wall