Evaluation of the Role of the Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis Kou Nagasako 1 1Gastrointestinal Diseases Center and Center for the Early Diagnosis of Cancer, Tokyo Women's Medical College, School of Medicine pp.593-610
Published Date 1986/6/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403110349
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 Biopsy is not so useful in the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. Because endoscopic pictures, together with clinical data such as symptoms and the way of onset, is often enough for the diagnosis, Histology is useful in cases where endoscopic pictures are equivocal. Ulcerative colitis has characteristic histology to make a different diagnosis from ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, aphthoid colitis, solitary ulcer syndrome and so on. Biopsy is also useful in the differential diagnosis of ulcerative colitis from Crohn's disease, The distribution of lesions (skip, segmental) is sometimes critical for the diagnosis of the two conditions.

 Biopsy study is not essential for the assessment of severity of ulcerative colitis and follow-up study except for the diagnosis of complete cure (healed).

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