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Idiopathic chronic ulcerative enteritis--the role of radical surgical resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12435914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic chronic ulcerative enteritis is uncommon. It is a term that describes ulceration of the small bowel in the absence of a recognisable cause. Patients mainly present with a surgical abdomen and their management often proves to be a therapeutic challenge. Our series describes three such cases: the first patient presented with a tender left iliac fossa mass and rectal bleeding, the second with peritonitis and pneumoperitoneum, the third with severe acute colitis. All three patients needed urgent surgical intervention with further laparotomies due to recurrent ulceration, perforation and fistula formation in addition to intensive supportive measures such as inotropes and total parenteral nutrition. The importance and challenges of idiopathic chronic ulcerative enteritis are therefore discussed.
C D Sutton; S A White; L J Marshall; A R Dennison; W M Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0253-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Surg     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-18     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501808     Medline TA:  Dig Surg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Biopsy, Needle
Colectomy / methods
Colitis, Ulcerative / pathology*,  surgery*
Enterocolitis / pathology*,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Intestine, Small / pathology,  surgery
Laparotomy / methods*
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome

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