Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Treatment | Gross images | Microscopic (histologic) description
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Definition / general
- May present as inflammatory colitis
- Surgery should be avoided if possible because of its technical difficulty and the high incidence of postoperative complications such as anastomotic leak and fistula formation (Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2008;10:507)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Atrophic mucosa, ectatic vessels in lamina propria, vascular injury (intimal fibroplasia, foamy macrophages and hyaline within vessel walls), ischemic fibrosis, stricture