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Small bowel (small intestine)

Inflammatory disorders


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Rare in small bowel; most likely secondary to bacterial infection (Gastroenterol Clin Biol 2003;27:655, Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010;134:378)

Case reports

● 70 year old woman with Crohn's disease (Internet Journal of Gastroenterology 2007;5(2))

Micro description

● Histiocytes contain calcospherites (Michaelis-Gutmann bodies)

Micro images

Multiple von Hansemann cells and Michaelis-Gutmann bodies in ileum (PAS stain)

Michaelis-Gutmann bodies are calcium+ (von Kossa stain)

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Inflammatory disorders > Malakoplakia

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