Small bowel (small intestine)
Malabsorption
Collagenous sprue


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Definition / general
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small intestinal villous and crypt atrophy, subepithelial collagen deposit thicker than 12 μm that entraps lamina propria cellular elements (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011;135:803)
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