Small bowel (small intestine)
Small bowel ulcer

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 8 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Small bowel[TIAB] ulcer[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Small bowel ulcer. website. Accessed November 17th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Nonspecific small bowel ulcers are rare diagnoses of exclusion (BMC Gastroenterol 2011;11:51)
  • Almost always related to other gastroduodenal disease, including celiac disease, congenital anomalies, drugs (NSAID, Korean J Gastroenterol 2008;52:134), endometriosis, enteric coated potassium and hydrochlorothiazide, mechanical disorders, radiation, specific inflammations, tumors, vascular occlusion
  • Cause obstruction, perforation, hemorrhage
Clinical images

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Gross description
  • Ulcer with adjacent hemorrhage, congestion, edema
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nonspecific changes
Microscopic (histologic) images

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