Investigation of the upper gastrointestinal lesions in three cases of Crohn's disease of aphthous type

Hiroyuki Kohno, Hiroyuki Okada, Katsuya Miyatani, Atsushi Imagawa, Reijirou Maeshima, Touru Nawa, Morito Nakatsu, Masaharu Andou

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Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal lesions were investigated in three cases of Crohn's disease of aphthous type (Type A Crohn's disease). All three cases had a bamboo joint-like appearance of the stomach and aphthous ulcerations, which are characteristic gastric and/or duodenal lesions in Crohn's disease. In addition, noncaseating epithelioid cell granulomas were present in two of the three cases with bamboo joint-like lesions. Focally enhanced gastritis was recognized in 46% of biopsy specimens from the upper gastrointestinal tract of the cases. Characteristic gastric and/or duodenal lesions were observed in Type A Crohn's disease, as in typical Crohn's disease, and the identification of these lesions, as well as their histological features, was useful for diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalGASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Focally enhanced gastritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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Kohno, H., Okada, H., Miyatani, K., Imagawa, A., Maeshima, R., Nawa, T., Nakatsu, M., & Andou, M. (2015). Investigation of the upper gastrointestinal lesions in three cases of Crohn's disease of aphthous type. GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY, 57(2), 134-139.