Intestinal involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis


DENİZ K. , OEZSEKER H. S. , Balas S., Akpynar E., SOEKMENSUEER C.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES, cilt.16, ss.329-331, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.329-331

Özet

Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing vasculitis that may affect any viscera. Gastrointestinal involvement is rather uncommon. We present a case of Wegener's granulomatosis with multiple small bowel ulcers and a single ileal perforation. Histological examination of the surgically resected specimen demonstrated evidence for necrotizing vasculitis. Gross and histological features of the gastrointestinal disease in Wegener's granulomatosis are discussed.