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

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

Revised: 16 February 2018, last major update August 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Brown bowel syndrome. website. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
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