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Small bowel (small intestine)


Small bowel ulcer

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Nonspecific small bowel ulcers are rare diagnoses of exclusion (BMC Gastroenterol 2011 May 10;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

Endoscopic image

Gross description

● Ulcer with adjacent hemorrhage, congestion, edema

Micro description

● Nonspecific changes

Micro images

Various images

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