Gastrointestinal Pathology: Ileum and Colon: Crohn's Disease

01 April 2011
Presented by Simon Cross.

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An operative resection specimen from a 64 year old man who had complained of diarrhoea and colic for one year. A barium meal showed areas of irregularity in the lower sigmoid and the whole of the transverse colon.A later barium enema showed a constricted area in the sigmoid colon. At laparotomy the sigmoid lesion was thought to be malignant. Total colectomy and ileo-rectal anastomosis was carried out.

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