stovepipe colon

stovepipe colon

Imaging A descriptor for a colon with long-standing ulcerative colitis, which has been converted into a shortened tubular structure of small caliber, with virtual loss of flexure, and facile reflux into the ileum. See Ulcerative colitis.
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