Ulcerative colitis

Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 February 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Ulcerative colitis appendix
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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • 50% of ulcerative colitis cases involve appendix
  • Usually continuous with cecal disease
  • Peri-appendiceal patch may present as skip lesion in subset of cases with distal involvement or proctitis (Dig Dis Sci 2010;55:3495)