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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you explain result of biopsy: normal colon mucosa with mild infiltration of pigment-laden macrophages, ?

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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Melanosis coli: It sounds as though you are describing an entity called Melanosis Coli. This is a finding on colon biopsies of patients who are chronic and/or long term users of common laxatives. It has no clinical significance and is not associated with subsequent malignancy.
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