Colon nontumor
Nonneoplastic, non-congenital lesions
Infarct



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PubMed Search: colonic infarct

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.
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Cite this page: Gonzalez R. Infarct. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/coloninfarct.html. Accessed October 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Death of colonic tissue due to any marked loss of blood supply to colon, including vascular insufficiency and trauma
  • See also ischemic colitis
Clinical features
  • Depends on cause, but abdominal pain and hematochezia are common
Case reports
Treatment
  • Surgical resection of necrotic colon
Gross description
  • Intestine is dusky and necrotic
Gross images

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Necrotic segments of colon

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Typically transmural colonic necrosis, with nonviable mucosa and edema, hemorrhage and congestion of wall
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Hemorrhagic, infarcted mucosa

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Histopathology Colon - Hemorrhagic infarct
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