6. Crohn’s disease

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Organ: Small intestine (?)


We can see the “creeping fat” phenomenon, where mesenterial fat creeps along the part of the intestine that is not covered by mesentery.

On the right part of the prep can we see a portion where the lumen is small, showing stenosis.

In the opened part on the right can we see that the mucosa has a cobblestone-like appearance

Diagnosis: Crohn’s disease


  • Western diet
  • Genetic factors


Cobblestone appearance and creeping fat are characteristic findings for Crohn’s disease. Stenosis is a common complication.

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