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Small bowel (small intestine)

Inflammatory disorders

Jejunitis


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Also called acute phlegmonous jejunitis
● Rare, men and women age 55+ years

Case reports
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● 61 year old man with phlegmonous jejunitis associated with relatively mild strep infection (Scand J Infect Dis 2000;32:421)

Gross description
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● Sharply demarcated bowel mucosal inflammation, often with serosal pus
● Edematous bowel wall, glassy mesentery, enlarged lymph nodes

Micro description
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● Lymphangitis, regional lymphadenitis, abscesses within mesentery

Micro images
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Various images

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