Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions
Brown bowel syndrome
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Revised: 19 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Prominent dark brown or orange-brown discoloration of bowel wall on serosa and cut surfaces due to lipofuscin (Mayo Clin Proc 1979;54:251)
● Also called ceroidosis
● Associated with malabsorption, pseudo-obstruction (Rofo 2003;175:1143)
● Prominent lipofuscin granules in smooth muscle cells (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1990;114:76)
● Melanosis coli: pigment within mucosa
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