Melanosis Coli

Suharno Hakim, Putut Bayupurnama, Neneng Ratnasari

Abstract


Melanosis coli is a brownish discoloration of the colonic mucosa caused by the accumulation of pigment in macrophages of the lamina propria. We reported a 62 years old woman with prolonged constipation since 10 years ago. She underwent haemorhoidectomy when 17 years old. Since 4 years ago she regularly comsumted herbal laxative. On 27 january 2015 underwent colonoscopy at Sardjito hospital Yogyakarta. Colonoscopic examination revealed Melanosis coli.

Keywords


Melanosis coli; herbal laxative

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24871/1722016131-133

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