Enteric nervous system abnormalities in inflammatory bowel diseases.

  title={Enteric nervous system abnormalities in inflammatory bowel diseases.},
  author={Vincenzo Villanacci and Gabrio Bassotti and Riccardo Nascimbeni and Elisabetta Antonelli and Moris Cadei and Simona Fisogni and Bruno Salerni and Karel Geboes},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  volume={20 9},
Various studies have described abnormalities of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in tissue samples from patients with chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The distribution of density of the different cell types of the ENS was however not studied in a systematic way. The aim of this study was to examine the density of neurons, enteroglial cells and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the different plexuses of the ENS in samples from patients with Crohn's disease (CD… CONTINUE READING