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intestinal melanosis

Thursday 30 June 2016

Small bowel pseudomelanosis

Definition: Intestinal melanosis is a disorder of pigmentation of the wall of the small bowel. It is benign, and may have no significant correlation with disease. The brown pigment is lipofuscin in macrophages, not melanin. See also : melanosis coli

Images

- Wikimedia: intestinal melanosis

- Melanosis jejuni

See also

- lipofuscin deposits