Mucosal Lacerations

Mucosal lacerations occurring during colonoscopic examination were recently described in three patients with collagenous colitis (Cruz-Correa et al, 2002).

The diagnosis of microscopic colitis is based on histologic examination of colorectal biopsies. A diffuse colitis is present with lymphocytic infiltration of the surface epithelium and lamina propria. The characteristic histopatho-logic finding in collagenous colitis is a distinctive band of collagen beneath the surface epithelium in colonic mucosa. The banding is most consistently noted in the right and transverse colon. Also, occasional damage to, flattening of, and/or detachment of the surface epithelium can be found. Rectal biopsies may show the lymphocytic colitis but little or no collagen banding, in contrast to samples taken in the more proximal colon.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

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