Small bowel (small intestine)
Patterns of abnormal small bowel architecture
Variable villus abnormality and crypt hypoplasia

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

Revised: 9 February 2018, last major update August 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Variable villus abnormality OR crypt hypoplasia[TIAB]

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Definition / general | Etiology
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Variable villus abnormality and crypt hypoplasia. website. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Villi focally flat or mild / moderate villus shortening
  • Also increased intraepithelial lymphocytosis, decreased crypt mitotic figures