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Small bowel (small intestine)

Patterns of abnormal small bowel architecture

Severe villous abnormality


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 14 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

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● Flat intestinal mucosa with no villi seen
● Usually diffuse, with epithelial lymphocytosis, crypt hyperplasia, numerous mitotic figures
● Mucosa actually of normal villous thickness
● Due to celiac sprue, refractory or unclassified sprue, other protein allergies, lymphocytic enterocolitis

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