Children with Crohn's disease sometimes present with predominantly oral and anal pathology. Sometimes orofacial granulomatosis can occur. Note the edema of the lower lip and inflammatory change affecting the right cheek. There was edema and inflammation affecting the buccal mucosa. This phenomenon, sometimes known as the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, as well as being associated with Crohn's disease, can sometimes occur in other granulomatous disorders infiltrating the lymphatic channels, such as sarcoidosis.
Download this image
PC users: right-click on the image and choose 'Save Picture/Image As' from the popup menu.
Mac users: click and hold down over the image and choose 'Save This Image As' from the popup menu.
Submit your images
Play a part in the GastroHep.com community by publishing your important images in the Slide Atlas. We're looking for high quality images in gastroenterology, hepatology or endoscopy.