Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions
Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Mucosal damage (initially) due to vascular occlusion or reduced blood flow associated with shunting
● Usually not due to atherosclerosis because of widely anastomosing blood supply
● Damage varies from none to hemorrhagic infarction
● Also ulceration, mucosal plaque, strictures
● Grossing bowel specimens with possible ischemia: dissect blood vessels and submit several sections to detect inflammation and thrombosis
● Early: lamina propria hemorrhage, superficial epithelial necrosis, preservation of deep crypts
● Later: ulceration with minimal inflammation, villous distortion, pyloric gland metaplasia progressing to full thickness infarct
● Late: strictures affecting muscularis propria
● Crohn’s disease: marked inflammatory infiltrate, no stricture of muscularis propria, no hemosiderin
● J Med Case Rep 2012;6:48,
Histol Histopathol 2010;25:277
End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions > Ischemia
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