A colon with several inflamed areas

Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Not everyone with IBD requires surgery. If your doctor does recommend it, prepare yourself and learn what to expect from the procedure and recovery process.
Longitudinal sections through colon wall. The upper slice, which was from the proximal colon, shows discrete pseudomembranes. The lower slice shows confluent involvement in the distal colon. Pathological and histological images courtesy of Ed Uthman at flickr.
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