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Colonic stricture in a boy with cystic fibrosis.
  1. P. S. Ong,
  2. P. J. Oades,
  3. A. Bush,
  4. R. J. Brereton
  1. Department of Histopathology, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, UK.


    Many problems may arise within the gastrointestinal tract of patients with cystic fibrosis. We report a new cause of subacute intestinal obstruction due to a fibrotic stricture of the ascending colon in a child with cystic fibrosis. Treatment was with a right hemicolectomy. There has been no recurrence after nine months follow-up. Recent similar cases suggest that this new pathology is linked to the use of enteric-coated high-strength pancreatin microspheres.

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