Intestinal involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis


DENİZ K., Oezseker H. S. , BALAS Ş. , Akpynar E., Soekmensueer C.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES, vol.16, no.3, pp.329-331, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-331

Abstract

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.