Ulcerative colitis

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PubMed Search: Ulcerative colitis appendix

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri J. Ulcerative colitis. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
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)
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