What is the role of radiography in the workup of acquired angioedema (AAE) due to C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) deficiency (C1-INH-AAE)?

Updated: May 20, 2020
  • Author: Amanda T Moon, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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During attacks of gastrointestinal edema, abdominal ultrasonography or computed tomography scanning may show edematous thickening of the intestinal wall, a fluid layer around the bowel, and large amounts of free peritoneal fluid.

Other findings may be referable to an associated illness.


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