Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions
Brown bowel syndrome

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 13 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Brown bowel syndrome small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Brown bowel syndrome. website. Accessed November 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • 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)
Microscopic (histologic) description
Differential diagnosis
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