Colon nontumor
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Ulcerative proctitis

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 July 2018, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: ulcerative proctitis
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Ulcerative proctitis. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
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
Clinical images

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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