[The brown bowel syndrome. A case report].

Departamento de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina, Badajoz.
Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas: organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva (Impact Factor: 1.41). 05/1993; 83(4):281-3.
Source: PubMed


We present a patient with celiac sprue in whom intestinal lymphoma was suspected. At laparotomy, a brown discolouration of small bowel loops was observed, and a transmural biopsy confirmed a brown bowel syndrome, an entity that is found in long-standing malabsorption conditions. We believe that the intestinal disorder caused by deposition of lipofuscin in the bowel non-striated muscle may cause radiologic changes similar to those seen in intestinal lymphoma.

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