Ulcerative colitis

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Ryan


Patient presents with refractory inflammatory bowel symptoms with diarrhoea, pain and per rectum bleeding.

Patient Data

Age: 38
Gender: Male

The macroscopic features favour ulcerative colitis; this is based on continuous ('diffuse') ulceration, pseudopolyps (they are not true polyps, rather they are islands of residual intact mucosa within an area of ulceration), the muscualris propria and serosa are unremarkable (c.f. Crohn disease).  

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Case information

rID: 16115
Case created: 20th Dec 2011
Last edited: 27th Aug 2016
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