cut-off sign

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An abrupt ‘amputation’ of the colonic gas column occurring at the splenic flexure, characteristic of acute pancreatitis, also seen in ischaemic colitis or thrombosis of the mesenteric vasculature
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cut-off sign

Colonic cut-off sign Radiology An abrupt 'amputation' of the colonic gas column occurring at the splenic flexure, characteristic of acute pancreatitis, also seen in ischemic colitis or thrombosis of the mesenteric vasculature.
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