A 26-year-old female asked:
what does mildly increased lymphoplasmacytic cells mean in my stomach biopsy results?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rawhi Omar answered
43 years experience Pathology
Mild inflammation: The biopsy report may show other more important information like whether it is positive for Helicobacter pylori
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Dr. Marilda Chung answered
35 years experience Pathology
Common nonspecific: a completely normal stomach biopsy is supposed to show essentially no inflammation. However, it is extremely common to see very mild degrees of chronic inflammation (lymphocytes and plasma cells). Active gastritis due to helicobacter pylori would have acute inflammation, which was not reported in your biopsy. Your findings are non specific and common/minimal, does not need treatment.
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
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