Inflammatory Bowel Disease: the Pathologists Approach to the Clinical Problem

  • Emil Salmo
  • Shamim Absar
  • Najib Haboubi


  1. 1.

    IBD is a common disease of the industrialised world and getting more common in the developing world.

  2. 2.

    The best platform for diagnosing IBD is in the CPC. Short of that, use of the proforma is highly recommended.

  3. 3.

    The final diagnosis of IBD is the mutual responsibility of the clinician and the pathologist.

  4. 4.

    There are many histological mimics of IBD.

  5. 5.

    There is no histological feature that is seen in UC which is not present CD.



Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Diverticular Disease Rectal Biopsy Indeterminate Colitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil Salmo
    • 1
  • Shamim Absar
    • 2
  • Najib Haboubi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical PathologyTrafford Healthcare TrustManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal Surgery and Surgical PathologyStepping Hill Hospital Trafford Healthcare TrustManchesterUK

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