Small intestine & ampulla


Tufting enteropathy

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 18 November 2020

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PubMed Search: Tufting enteropathy small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
  • Total parental nutrition
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Variable villus abnormality, epithelial crowding, disorganization and focal tufting
  • No epithelial lymphocytosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Electron microscopy description
  • Basement membrane abnormalities; increase in desmosome length and number; decreased number of microvilli of surface enterocytes with structural disorganization
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