September 1971

Localized Colitis Cystica Profunda

Author Affiliations

Englewood, NJ
From the departments of pathology (Dr. Ballas) and surgery (Drs. Nunez and Miller), Englewood (NJ) Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(3):406-408. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350090088019

Localized colitis cystica profunda, showing evidence of proctitis as the pathogenetic mechanism, occurred in a 27-year-old man. Local excision of these midrectal lesions via posterior proctotomy is a satisfactory approach to their management. Awareness of the entity on the part of surgeons and pathologists will prevent needless radical surgery.