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Fluorescence endoscopic imaging study of anastomotic recurrence of Crohn's disease after right ileocolonic resection
Author(s): Serge R. Mordon; Vincent Maunoury; Olivier Klein; Jean-Frederic Colombel
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Paper Abstract

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease of unknown etiology. Vasculitis is hypothesized but it was never demonstrated in vivo. This study aimed to evaluate the vascular mucosa perfusion using fluorescence imaging in 13 patients who had previously undergone eileocolonic resection and who agreed to participate in a prospective endoscopic study of anastomotic recurrence. This anastomotic recurrence rate is known to be high (73% after 1 year follow-up) and is characterized by ulcerations. The fluorescence study was started with an I.V. bolus injection of sodium fluorescein. The pre-anastomotic mucosa was endoscopically examined with blue light that stimulates fluorescein fluorescence. Fluorescence emission was recorded with an ultra-high-sensitivity camera connected to the endoscope via an interference filter (520 - 560 nm). A uniform fluorescence was observed a few seconds after the injection and lasted for 15 min in healthy subjects. In case of recurrence, the centers of the ulcerations displayed a very low fluorescence indicating localized ischemia. In contrast, the rims of the ulcers revealed brighter fluorescent images than those of normal mucosa. The anastomotic ulcerations of Crohn's disease recurrence exhibit a high fluorescence intensity at their margins indicating an increased mucosal blood flow and/or enhanced transcapillary diffusion. These findings support the hypothesis of a primary vasculitis in Crohn's disease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2627, Optical Biopsies, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228878
Show Author Affiliations
Serge R. Mordon, INSERM (France)
Vincent Maunoury, Hopital Huriez (France)
Olivier Klein, Hopital Huriez (France)
Jean-Frederic Colombel, Hopital Huriez (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2627:
Optical Biopsies
Rinaldo Cubeddu; Serge R. Mordon; Katarina Svanberg, Editor(s)

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