Small bowel (small intestine)
Inflammatory disorders

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 12 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Jejunitis[TI] small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Jejunitis. website. Accessed December 10th, 2019.
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
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