Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions
Lymphoid hyperplasia

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Lymphoid hyperplasia[TI] small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Lymphoid hyperplasia. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called lymphoid polyp; formerly called pseudolymphoma
  • Most common site is ileocecal region
  • Causes intussusception in children
  • Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia: nodules throughout bowel, associated with giardiasis or childhood viral infection
Case reports
Gross images

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Terminal ileum exhibiting
shows mucosal ulcers
due to nodular lymphoid

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Numerous lymphoid follicles with germinal centers in lamina propria or submucosa
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
  • Low grade lymphoma: often infiltrative, light chain restriction