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J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Oct;11(10):1373-5.

Eosinophilic colitis.

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Department of Surgery, James Paget Hospital NHS Trust, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6LA, UK. velchuru@hotmail.com

Abstract

Eosinophilic colitis is a rare chronic inflammatory bowel condition of unknown etiology. We report a case of cecal volvulus causing obstruction in a patient with eosinophilic colitis. A 48-year-old lady presented with abdominal pain, constipation, and abdominal distension. Clinically and radiologically, she was diagnosed to have cecal volvulus. Preoperative colonoscopic reduction failed. At laparotomy, a right hemicolectomy with primary anastomosis was undertaken. Histology of the resected specimen showed diffuse eosinophilic infiltration suggesting eosinophilic colitis. To the best of our knowledge, this association has been never reported.

PMID:
17849167
DOI:
10.1007/s11605-006-0055-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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