Crohn's disease (jejunum)

Crohn's disease (jejunum)
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Partial jejunum affected by Crohn's disease, demonstrating characteristic "cobblestone" appearance.

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It commonly affects the ileum and colorn, less commonly  esophagus or oral mucosa. The disease takes a chronic course. The mucosal lesions are discontinuous (so-called "skip lesions"). 

Author: Jaroslav Cehovsky via wikipedia. 

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 - Uploaded at 22.02.2011
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