P163 Is Peri-appendiceal Inflammation of Clinical Significance in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis?

Kim, S.J.(1)*;Kim, E.J.(1);Lee, S.M.(1);Park, H.S.(1);Noh, Y.K.(1);Lee, J.(1);

(1)College of Medicine- Chosun University, Internal Medicine, Gwangju, Korea- Republic Of;


Peri-appendiceal inflammation (PAI) is often found in patients with left-sided ulcerative colitis (UC) or proctitis. However, there is still no consensus on the clinical significance of PAI. This study aimed to identify the clinical significance of PAI in UC as a prognosis factor.


We retrospectively collected medical records and endoscopic results of patients with diagnosed left side UC or proctitis between January 2013 and December 2021. According to the presence of PAI, we divided the patients into PAI and non-PAI groups. Demographic features and clinical course of the two groups were collected and analyzed.


A total of 107 patients (41 of left site UC, 56 of proctitis) were enrolled, of which 52 were in the PAI group and 55 were in the non-PAI group There was no difference in most of the demographic and clinical variables between the PAI and non-PAI groups. During the follow-up period of 51 months for the PAI group and 46 months for the non-PAI group, respectively, there was no difference in disease relapse rate (47.1% vs 49.1%, p=0.823), cumulative rate of disease relapse at 1, 3, and 5 years (10.7%, 26.2%, 34.8% vs 8.39%, 23.0%, 36.7%, p=0.823), rate of treatment escalation (59.6% vs 41.8%, p=0.066) and proximal disease extension (25% vs 25.5%, p=0.957) however, new occurrence of PAI during the follow-up period in the non-PAI group was associated with proximal disease extension (55.6% vs 19.6%, p=0.037) In this study, oral 5-aminosalicylate (ASA) was administered to most patients regardless of the extent of the disease. In patients with proctitis with PAI, oral 5-ASA did not affect relapse rate (37.1% vs 66.7%, p=0.550) and proximal disease extension rate (28.6% vs 33.3%, p=1.000).


PAI at diagnosis did not affect the course of the disease nor did oral 5-ASA in proctitis, however new occurrences of PAI during follow-up were associated with proximal disease extension.