Small bowel (small intestine)
Patterns of abnormal small bowel architecture
Severe villous abnormality

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 8 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Severe villous abnormality small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Severe villous abnormality. website. Accessed November 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • 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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