Colon non tumor
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Ulcerative proctitis

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

Revised: 21 December 2016, last major update May 2013

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Definition / General
  • Proctitis: inflammation of rectum, diagnosed by endoscopy
  • Ulcerative proctitis: localized form of ulcerative colitis that usually presents as fresh rectal bleeding
  • Good prognosis
Case Reports
Clinical Images

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Endoscopic view

Gross Description
  • Resembles extensive ulcerative colitis
Gross Images

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Hemorrhagic mucosa

Total colectomy

Typical longitudinal ulcers

Micro Description
  • Resembles ulcerative colitis, but may have mucosal lymphoid follicles
Micro Images

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Colitis with crypt abscess

Colitis with heterotopic ossification

Differential Diagnosis