The Endoscopy Archives
Back to the Main Page
High Resolution Images: Chicken Skin Mucosa in a Patient with Crohns Disease
The endoscopic images in this site are mostly quite compressed in order to make the transmissions times as short as possible. Sometimes it is however nice to have high resolution images, for example for publications, text books or lectures. In these "high resolution files" some larger images are displayed.
Just click on any image to get a magnification (and then click "Back" on Your browser). Click here to get back to the index page.
Slight Mucosal Changes are frequently seen adjacent to a colorectal cancer or adenoma. First described by Shatz BA et al, they are called Chicken Skin Mucosa (CMS), and are supposed to occur as a result of fat accumulation in macrophages in the lamina propria adjacent to colonic neoplasms. In a series of 852 consecutive colonoscopies CMS was found adjacent to eight of 10 distal colorectal cancers, one of four of proximal colon cancers and 16 of 42 distal adenomas.
This musosa in the distal colon in a patient with Crohns disease has the same appearance as the chicken skin mucosa seen adjacent to colorectal cancer.
Shatz BA, Weinstock LB, Thyssen EP, Mujeeb I, DeSchryver K: Colonic chicken skin mucosa: an endoscopic and histological abnormality adjacent to colonic neoplasms. Am J Gastroenterol 1998 Apr;93(4):623-7
The Best Image Library in the World!
That is what we would like Gastrolab Image Library and Endoscopic Archives to be.
Perhaps We can achieve this together? Many of You have ecxellent endoscopic images just waiting for publication!
So, please email Your images here
together with a short caption, a notice that our site is permitted to publish them and information if You want a copyright sign © together with You email address (in which case possible commercial publishers can contact You to get permission to publish Your images).
Together we can make the best and most complete Image Library in the World!