A case of diversion colitis treated with 5-aminosalicylic acid enemas

Am J Gastroenterol. 1992 May;87(5):645-7.

Abstract

An 85-yr-old female presented with diversion colitis after surgery with a resultant colostomy and excluded rectal segment. Treatment with 5-aminosalicylic acid (Rowasa) enemas resulted in both endoscopic and histological resolution. This is the first case of diversion colitis treated with 5-aminosalicylic acid enemas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aminosalicylic Acids / administration & dosage*
  • Colitis / drug therapy*
  • Colitis / etiology
  • Colostomy / adverse effects*
  • Diverticulum, Colon / surgery
  • Enema
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mesalamine
  • Recurrence

Substances

  • Aminosalicylic Acids
  • Mesalamine