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Sigmoid stricture in a 39-year-old female
  1. S Greco,
  2. C Penati,
  3. S Ardizzone,
  4. G Bianchi Porro
  1. Department of Clinical Sciences, Chair of Gastroenterology, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Salvatore Greco
    MD, Department of Clinical Sciences, Chair of Gastroenterology, “L. Sacco” University Hospital, Via G.B. Grassi, 74, 20157 Milano, Italy; salvatore.greco{at}

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A 37-year-old woman with confirmed ulcerative colitis (proctosigmoiditis), receiving mesalamine as medical prophylaxis, was referred to our unit with a 6-month history of recurrent colic abdominal pain that was more severe in the pelvic region. The pain was associated with constipation; the patient also complained of dysmenorrhoea and abnormal menstrual …

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