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2019 Sep

Colorectal Dis



Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia is a Distinct Cause of Chronic Colon Ischemia.


Anderson B, Smyrk TC, Graham RP, Lightner A, Sweetser S
Colorectal Dis. 2019 Sep; 21(9):1073-1078.
PMID: 31074117.


Colon ischemia (CI) is most commonly an acute and reversible manifestation of a transient, nonocclusive decrease of blood flow in the colonic microvasculature. Irreversible complications are uncommon and the progression to chronic CI remains controversial. Our objective was to identify cases of chronic CI and assess for distinct clinicopathologic features.