Rosary bead appearance | definition of rosary bead appearance by Medical dictionary
rosary bead appearance
Imaging A descriptor for the exaggerated haustral contractions that may be seen in barium studies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, often accompanied by constipation, pain, and hardened, dehydrated, and pelleted—rabbit-like—stools. See Irritable bowel syndrome
• Rachitic rosary Bulbous widening of the costochondral junction due to softened epiphyses seen in infants with vitamin D-deficient rickets—; the ‘rachitic’ rosary may also be seen in congenital neonatal hypophosphatemia, childhood hypophosphatasia and in adenosine deaminase deficiency
• Scorbutic rosary Bulbous enlargement of the costochondral junctions, similar to the rachitic rosary except that the angulation of the scorbutic ‘beads’ is sharper than in rickets due to subluxation of the sternal plate
rosary bead appearance Colon imaging A descriptor for the exaggerated haustral contractions that may be seen in barium studies of IBS, often accompanied by constipation, pain, and hardened, dehydrated, and pelleted–rabbit-like stools. See Irritable bowel syndrome.