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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1491–1494 | Cite as

Colonic xanthomatosis

Relationship to disordered motility and review of the literature
  • James Scheiman
  • Grace Elta
  • Thomas Colturi
  • Timothy Nostrant
Case Report

Summary

We report two additional cases of colonic xanthomatosis associated with persistent rectal symptoms. Disordered colonic motility in the areas of lipid infiltration was documented in one patient. We conclude these lesions may have a pathophysiologic role in the alteration of intestinal motility which appears to be the cause of our patients' symptoms.

Key words

xanthomatosis colonic dysmotility 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Scheiman
    • 1
  • Grace Elta
    • 1
  • Thomas Colturi
    • 1
  • Timothy Nostrant
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Michigan Medical Center and Ann Arbor VA Medical CenterAnn Arbor

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