Small bowel (small intestine)
Inflammatory disorders

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

Revised: 13 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Jejunitis[TI] small bowel

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Definition / general
  • Also called acute phlegmonous jejunitis
  • Rare, men and women age 55+ years
Case reports
Gross description
  • Sharply demarcated bowel mucosal inflammation, often with serosal pus
  • Edematous bowel wall, glassy mesentery, enlarged lymph nodes
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lymphangitis, regional lymphadenitis, abscesses within mesentery
Microscopic (histologic) images

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