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A 50-year-old member asked:

The doctor biopsied my terminal ileum because there was a patchy area of mucosa that was mildly granular. could this be serious?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: He/she is probably being careful and looking for a diagnosis. Early Crohn's can look like this, and there are other entities. The pathologist may or may not be able to call it.
Last updated Dec 31, 2015

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