A Practical Approach to Colon Biopsy Interpretation

  • Karel Geboes
  • Sonia Nemolato
  • Maria Leo
  • Gavino Faa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Van Eyken, Daniela Fanni, Clara Gerosa, Rossano Ambu
    Pages 1-16
  3. Karel Geboes, Karen Deraedt
    Pages 17-25
  4. Gavino Faa, Sonia Nemolato, Karel Geboes
    Pages 27-71
  5. Karel Geboes, Maria Leo, Sonia Nemolato
    Pages 73-80
  6. Peter Van Eyken, Clara Gerosa, Daniela Fanni, Rossano Ambu
    Pages 81-91
  7. Karel Geboes, Maria Leo, Daniela Fanni, Gavino Faa
    Pages 93-125
  8. Karel Geboes, Maria Leo, Clara Gerosa, Peter Van Eyken
    Pages 127-137
  9. Peter Van Eyken, Daniela Fanni, Clara Gerosa
    Pages 139-145
  10. Sonia Nemolato, Daniela Fanni, Clara Gerosa, Rossano Ambu
    Pages 147-149
  11. Karel Geboes
    Pages 151-153
  12. Vincenzo Villanacci, Marianna Salemme
    Pages 155-163
  13. Vincenzo Villanacci, Marianna Salemme
    Pages 165-184
  14. Rossano Ambu, Karel Geboes
    Pages 185-190
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 197-200

About this book


This concise book explains how to analyze endoscopic mucosal biopsies of the colon obtained for diagnosis and follow up of colitis in general and  inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and microscopic colitis) in particular. This is achieved by the presentation of basic lesions in multiple drawings together with an explanatory text and microscopic photographs. The description is completed by a review of various differential diagnostic issues and types of colitis.

Colitis: A Practical Approach to Colon Biopsy Interpretation is aimed at general pathologists and pathologists in training and also gastroenterologists to help them understand how a precise diagnosis can be reached.


basic lesions colitis colitis pathology endoscopic mucosal biopsy gastrointestinal pathology inflammatory bowel disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Karel Geboes
    • 1
  • Sonia Nemolato
    • 2
  • Maria Leo
    • 3
  • Gavino Faa
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of pathologyKULeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  4. 4.Department of PathologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08027-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08028-4
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