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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 679147, 4 pages
Case Report

Cerebral Arterial Thrombosis in Ulcerative Colitis

1Medical Department, Desio Hospital, Via Mazzini, 20033 Desio Monza e Brianza, Italy
2Gastroenterology Department, Varese Hospital, Varese, Italy
3Neurology Department, Varese Hospital, Varese, Italy

Received 5 May 2013; Accepted 2 June 2013

Academic Editors: I. C. Lawrance and A. J. Lembo

Copyright © 2013 Giovanni Casella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Thrombosis, mainly venous, is a rare and well-recognized extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We describe a 25-year-old Caucasian man affected by ulcerative colitis and sclerosing cholangitis with an episode of right middle cerebral arterial thrombosis resolved by intraarterial thrombolysis. We perform a brief review of the International Literature.