Home > Riviste > Minerva Gastroenterology > Fascicoli precedenti > Articles online first > Minerva Gastroenterology 2021 Jul 19

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
Per abbonarsi
Sottometti un articolo
Segnala alla tua biblioteca
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Publication history
Estratti
Permessi
Per citare questo articolo
Share

 

 

Minerva Gastroenterology 2021 Jul 19

DOI: 10.23736/S2724-5985.21.02888-6

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Histology of ibd and related colitides in the elderly

Giuseppe LEONCINI 1 , Luca REGGIANI-BONETTI 2, Gloria SIMONCELLI 3, Vincenzo VILLANACCI 3

1 Pathology Unit, ASST del Garda, Desenzano del Garda, Brescia, Italy; 2 Pathology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy; 3 Institute of Pathology Spedali Civili, Brescia Italy


PDF


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic relapsing diseases, affecting both children and adults with a life-long duration. An increased co-morbidity gives raise to fragility in the elderly. In this regard it should take into account that several non-IBD colitides may mimic both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Moreover, chronic diseases represent a clinical challenge, mostly about treatment effectiveness.
Finally, it is worth noting that patients with long-standing diseases - and elderly patients among them - have an increased malignancy risk when compared to general (non-IBD) population. Our paper aims to review the three main histological topics that play a role in the clinical management of IBD in the elderly, namely differential diagnosis, mucosal healing and IBD-associated dysplasia.


KEY WORDS: IBD, Ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; Non-IBD colitis; Dysplasia

inizio pagina