Appendiceal Orifice Inflammation in Ulcerative Colitis

Hokama, Akira; Ihama, Yasushi; Chinen, Hiroshi; Kishimoto, Kazuto; Kinjo, Fukunori; Fujita, Jiro
April 2010
Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Apr2010, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p1189
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a 44-year-old man who was diagnosed with distal ulcerative colitis (UC) when he had hematochezia at age 34. Colonoscopy revealed the appendiceal orifice inflammation (AOI) with reddish and friable mucosa and mucopus. Clinical evidence has shown the protective role of appendicectomy on UC.


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