Article: Endoscopic grading of myochosis and its association with colonic obstructive symptoms
Authors: Subash Chandra, Adrian N. Holm, Konrad S. Schulze
Journal: Dig Endosc. 2017 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/den.12970. [Epub ahead of print]
Prominent colonic mucosal folds are referred to as myochosis. Myochosis results from shortening of taeniae from elastosis, squashing together of the sigmoid like an accordion, creating deep recesses between prominent folds. These changes are often under-reported in endoscopy notes. Here, we report development of an endoscopic classification system for diagnosis, grading and reporting of myochosis. We also evaluated the obstructive nature of myochosis.
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