Histologic spectrum of diversion colitis.

  title={Histologic spectrum of diversion colitis.},
  author={Richard A. Komorowski},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  volume={14 6},
Biopsy specimens taken from six patients with diversion colitis, an inflammatory process that occurs in the bypassed colonic segment after diversion of the fecal stream, showed a spectrum of histologic changes ranging from mild colitis to those seen in severe active chronic ulcerative colitis. Histologic abnormalities included aphthous ulcers, crypt distortion, atrophy and abscesses, a villous colonic surface, and a mixed acute and chronic inflammatory infiltrate with patchy lymphoid… CONTINUE READING


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