Table 1

Patient characteristics

Patient NoAge (y)SexDuration of symptoms (months)Localisation of lesionsDrug therapy prior to surgery
Controls167F1Transverse
279M6Descending
371F2Transverse
482F2Transverse
543F8Transverse
662F3Ascending
774M2Ascending
884F1Descending
UC968F60DescendingCorticosteroid
1036F76AscendingCorticosteroid
1138M36Transverse    Mesalazine, corticosteroid, cyclosporin
1248F24Descending    Mesalazine, corticosteroid
1322F24PancolitisCorticosteroid, cyclosporin
1437F36TransverseCorticosteroid, azathioprine
1523F36Pancolitis    Cyclosporin, azathioprine
1643F11PancolitisCorticosteroid, cyclosporin
1745M26DescendingCorticosteroid, azathioprine
1842M2PancolitisCorticosteroid, cyclosporin