Erlenmeyer flask appearance

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Erlenmeyer flask appearance

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Erlenmeyer flask appearance, amebiasis in colon

GASTROENTEROLOGY, PATHOLOGY

A descriptive term for a lesion seen in patients with fulminant Entamoeba histolytica-induced amebiasis. Gross examination reveals mucosal ulcers, cross sectioning through which demonstrate, by low-power light microscopy, typical lesions with a narrow neck and a broad ulcerated base, fancifully likened to an Erlenmeyer flask. The extensive submucosal lesions may be covered by relatively intact mucosa. 

Synonym Erlenmeyer flask change

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