Small intestine & ampulla


Collagenous sprue

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 9 September 2020

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PubMed Search: Collagenous sprue

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Collagenous sprue. website. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
Definition / general
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small intestinal villous and crypt atrophy, subepithelial collagen deposit thicker than 12 μm that entraps lamina propria cellular elements (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2011;135:803)
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