Table 1

 Incidence of discriminating histological features in UC, CD, and IC*

Urgent surgeryElective surgeryUrgent surgeryElective surgery
*Modified from Price.6
CD, Crohn’s disease; ID, indeterminate colitis; UC, ulcerative colitis.
    Typical CD421200
    V shaped clefts18Not givenNot givenNot givenNot given
Transmural inflammation28230200
Normal goblet cells, regular gland pattern, and focal mucosal inflammation2022752
Goblet cell depletion, glandular irregularity, ± diffuse mucosal inflammation10032528
Feature suggestive of acute disease ± dilatation
    Myocytolysis and capillary congestion2100220
    V shaped clefts180060