Colon nontumor
Inflammatory bowel disease
Ulcerative proctitis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Revised: 8 January 2019, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: ulcerative proctitis

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Ulcerative proctitis. website. Accessed July 13th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Proctitis: inflammation of rectum, diagnosed by endoscopy
  • Ulcerative proctitis: localized form of ulcerative colitis that usually presents as fresh rectal bleeding
  • Good prognosis
Case reports
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Endoscopic view

Gross description
  • Resembles extensive ulcerative colitis
Gross images

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Hemorrhagic mucosa

Total colectomy

Typical longitudinal ulcers

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles ulcerative colitis but may have mucosal lymphoid follicles
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Colitis with crypt abscess

Colitis with heterotopic ossification

Differential diagnosis
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