Ultrastructural injury to interstitial cells of Cajal and communication with mast cells in Crohn's disease.

Crohn's disease associated dysmotility has been attributed to fibrosis and damage to enteric nerves but injury to interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) could also be involved. We assessed ICC in specimens obtained from patients with Crohn's disease and determined the relation between ICC and the inflammatory infiltrate, particularly mast cells (MC) using… (More)