A Case of Terminal Ileitis
A case of terminal ileitis followed by colonofiberscopic examination is reported. A 21-year-old man with anal bleeding was examined with a colonoscope. The lesion causing anal bleeding could not be detected but terminal ileitis was recognized. He was diagnosed and followed as Crohn's disease. Three months after the first examination, the ileitis was found to be almost healed. Because of the possibility of asymptomatic terminal ileitis, endoscopists should direct their attention to not only the large intestine but also the terminal ileum.