Small bowel (small intestine)
Inflammatory disorders
Enterocolic (lymphocytic) phlebitis

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

Revised: 13 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Enterocolic (lymphocytic) phlebitis. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Clinical features
  • Venous lesions with lymphocytic infiltration of venular wall, necrotizing phelibitis, granulomatous phlebitis and endothelial and myointimal hyperplasia (Am J Surg Pathol 2000;24:824, Arch Pathol Med Lab 2007;131:1130)
  • Also called lymphocytic or granulomatous or necrotizing phlebitis, myointimal venous hyperplasia
  • Also ischemia and necrosis of ileum or colon due to localized phlebitis associated with fresh or organized thrombus of intramural mesenteric veins
  • No systemic vasculitis
  • Associated with hydroxyethyl rutozide, also other drugs
  • Does not recur after surgery
  • Predominantly lymphocytic infiltration of intramural tributaries of mesenteric veins
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lymphocytic infiltrate of venules
Microscopic (histologic) images

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