Vulvar metastatic Crohn disease: clinical, histopathological and ultrasonographic findings

Dermatol Online J. 2017 Nov 15;23(11):13030/qt6rd9b8zf.


Metastatic Crohn disease (MCD) is an unusual type of cutaneous Crohn disease characterized by skin lesions separated from the lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis of MCD is essentially histological,showing noncaseating granulomas in the dermis and subcutaneous fat tissue. We report a case of MCD with vulvar involvement and clinical, histopathological, and ultrasonographic findings of this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Crohn Disease / complications
  • Crohn Disease / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Granuloma / etiology*
  • Granuloma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Skin / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Vulva / diagnostic imaging
  • Vulva / pathology
  • Vulvar Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Vulvar Diseases / pathology*