TITLE

Creeping fat in Crohn's disease: travelling in a creeper lane of research?

AUTHOR(S)
Schäffler, A.; Herfarth, H.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Jun2005, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p742
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses about Crohn's disease in relation to deposition of fats. The connective and adipose tissue changes observed in patients with Crohn's disease have received only little attention from pathologists, although fat hypertrophy, fat wrapping--fat creeping upon the bowel, and creeping fat have long been recognized by surgeons as a phenomenon suitable for delineating the extent of active disease. Burril B. Crohn himself, who gave his name to this chronic inflammatory bowel disease, initially described the changes in the appearance of the mesenteric adipose tissue as a characteristic symptom of the disease.
ACCESSION #
17176762

 

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