colitis cystica profunda

colitis cystica profunda
a rare condition marked by mucous retention cysts in the submucosa of the colon. The etiology is unknown; some cases may be postinflammatory changes, such as the healing of chronic lesions of bacillary dysentery.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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