RE:Black bowel

>We saw something today that we have not seen before. We had a colon with an
>incredible black pigment in the sub-mucosa. It is very black and abundant.
>Reminds me of carbon in the lung. Does not stain with Iron stain. Any ideas?

Since you say the pigment is in the submucosa, the suggestions re. melanosis coli are out.

I have looked up the books and no such thing exists.

I therefore suggest that this is a pigment of your imagination.

Terry L Marshall
Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire

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