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Stomach

Other non-neoplastic lesions

Iron


Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 August 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Iron overdose may cause severe gastrointestinal necrosis and stricture
● Therapeutic iron causes brown crystalline iron material in superficial gastric biopsies, often mixed with fibrinoinflammatory exudate
● Usually (83%) associated with erosive or ulcerative mucosal injury, although this may also be due to other disorders (Am J Surg Pathol 1999;23:1241)

Positive stains
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● Prussian blue, Perl’s iron

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