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

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

Revised: 9 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Severe villous abnormality. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
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