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|Title:||Cholesterol atheroembolism of the colon can mimic the endoscopic features of pseudomembranous colitis|
|Keywords:||Colonic cholesterol atheroembolism|
|Citation:||Lim, G.-H., Roslani, A.C., Pang, B., Bih-Shiou, C.T. (2008-12). Cholesterol atheroembolism of the colon can mimic the endoscopic features of pseudomembranous colitis. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques 18 (6) : 616-618. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLE.0b013e318180c956|
|Abstract:||The endoscopic features of cholesterol atheroembolism affecting the colon have not been extensively described in the literature, owing to the rarity of this entity. We report a middle-aged man who presented with hematochezia after recent coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Colonoscopy revealed ulcerative skip lesions with overlying slough resembling pseudomembranes distal to the transverse colon, inconsistent with the initial clinical impression of ischemic colitis. As a consequence of continued bleeding with hemodynamic instability, the patient underwent an extended low anterior resection with end transverse colostomy. Histology revealed cholesterol atheroembolism resulting in patchy ischemic ulceration of the colon. Colonic cholesterol atheroembolism can mimic the endoscopic features of pseudomembranous colitis. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.|
|Source Title:||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
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