Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 1080–1081 | Cite as

Idiopathic Rectal Ulcer Associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

  • Marta PatitaEmail author
  • Gonçalo Nunes
  • Cristina Fonseca
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Rectal ulcer Human immunodeficiency virus infection Colon 


Author Contributions

All the authors took part in the treatment of this patient. Dr. Marta Patita and Dr. Gonçalo Nunes were responsible for acquisition, analysis, interpretation of data, and drafting the manuscript. Dr. Cristina Fonseca, as senior author, was involved in all aspects including design, acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and revision of the manuscript.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Informed consent was obtained from the patient to publish these images.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gastroenterology DepartmentHospital Garcia de OrtaAlmadaPortugal

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