Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

Magnifying Endoscopic Findings Can Predict Clinical Outcome during Long-Term Follow-Up of More Than 12 Months in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Table 3

Magnifying endoscopic (ME) classifications following crystal violet staining and pathognomonic histological features of ulcerative colitis.

Magnifying endoscopic (ME) classification Severe mucosal inflammationCrypt abscessGoblet cell depletionTotal case

value 0.0005 0.01 0.000542

ME-A: regular arrangement of normal-appearing round to oval pits; ME-B: irregular arrangement with/without enlarged spaces between the even pits; ME-C: irregular pits in size and shape with more irregular arrangement of pits compared to ME-B; and ME-D: disrupted or disappeared pits.