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What does a duodenum biopsy show?

What does a duodenum biopsy show?

Duodenum: Biopsies of the duodenum are usually performed to rule out inflammation of the lining or infection. Most commonly, biopsies are used to determine if the pathology is consistent with celiac disease. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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What would cause mast cells to be in the biopsy of my duodenum?

Normally there: If they mean anything in the clinical context -- and they may -- the pathologist will make a note of it. If extremely abundant, mastocytic enterocolitis is a consideration. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?

What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?

Minmal: Usually a very small amount of bleeding will occur at the biopsy site. Main hazard is if the biopsy includes a small artery, which can bleed more seriously, or if the biopsy pokes a hole in the bowel wall , which causes peritonitis. Both of these complications are immediately obvious. ...Read more

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Localized nodularity of the mucosa noted on duodenal bulb. Cold forceps biopsies were performed. What does this mean?

Localized nodularity of the mucosa noted on duodenal bulb. Cold forceps biopsies were performed. What does this mean?

Duodenal nodularity: Mdt045H929 ~ this just7 means that the gastroentologist saw some tissue that looked a tad abnormal and did a biopsy which is standard of practice to do. He will report on the pathology but duodenal cancer is extremely extremely rare. This is due to hyperacidity. Dont worry! thanks ...Read more

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Causes of lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate in lamina propria shown in biopsy of Duodenum (in india) ???

AiP: Not knowing the details of your Biopsy, if any CD4 or Autoimmune markers were positive. I would advise you to consult a gastroenterologist and follow his advise. Please inform us as to the follow up. ...Read more

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Can the duodenum appear normal visually but have biopsies come back positive for celiac disease?

Can the duodenum appear normal visually but have biopsies come back positive for celiac disease?

Yes...: Celiac disease is often "patchy", so that multiple biopsies (four to six) at various duodenal sites are needed to accurately identify the entity. As such, some parts of the duodenum may visually appear relatively unremarkable. Also, gluten avoidance may result in a normalized small bowel lining prior to diagnostic biopsies. ...Read more

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Could lupus cause mild inflammatory changes on colon and duodenal biopsy?

Unlikely, but...: ... If the pathologist has only signed out "mild inflammatory changes" and given no other description, what's really the point is, "this isn't tumor, and it isn't something i can diagnose as any specific illness." the clinician can ask the pathologist, "can the mild duodenitis be due to taking motrin?" and the pathologist can probably answer. Key is "this is a non-tumor biopsy" which is good. ...Read more

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Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done. Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more

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Second portion duodenum biopsy showing presevrd villous architecture with mod. #'s of lymphocytes. They are suggesting subclinical sprue. What mean?

Second portion duodenum biopsy showing presevrd villous architecture with mod. #'s of lymphocytes. They are suggesting subclinical sprue. What mean?

Lymphs where?: A good pathologist would have specified (& probably did) exactly where the lymphocytes were (in the epithelium is more worrisome than in the mucosa), and whether they were the type of t-cell that suggests celiac sprue. You'll get labs for celiac disease and perhaps a trial of a gluten-free diet depending on why you had the biopsy in the first place. ...Read more

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Egd done, was told stomach still have some food, given that, would have they seen the duodenum bulb? Or they will order another egd?Biopsy 4 h.Pl ...

Egd done, was told stomach still have some food, given that, would have they seen the duodenum bulb? Or they will order another egd?Biopsy 4 h.Pl ...

Should have seen ok: Most of the time, even if there is some food in the stomach, the endoscopy can be completed and the duodenum visualized adequately. Certainly a biopsy for h.Pylori could be done. If there is a lot of food present often the stomach can't be examined well and the scope may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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Had a endoscopy and white spots where found on my duodenum what could these be? They took biopsies but because i was sedated I don't remember what the

Had a endoscopy and white spots where found on my duodenum what could these be? They took biopsies but because i was sedated I don't remember what the

The way to find out: is to ask about the findings on the procedure that the doctor performed and the biopsy results. No one expects you to remember what was said to you while you're sedated, so please don't hesitate to ask. You have the right to know! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What causes mild inflammation and gastric foveolar metaplasia in duodenum. On biopsy. No h pylori ? No medications.

Secretions: Foveolar hyperplasia and metaplasia is a response of one epithelium to injury or as a reactive pattern. This is most often seen in the stomach. However, if there is irritation (chemical by secretions from the pancreas or liver) or inflammation (gallstones, alcohol, etc), you can get metaplasia in the duodenum. In general, helicobacter pylori don't grow in the duodenal ph. ...Read more

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After EGD and Duodenal biopsy I see watery black stools. How long will this last or should I report it right away?

After EGD and Duodenal biopsy I see watery black stools.  How long will this last or should I report it right away?

ASAP-you're bleeding: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena, but the temporal relationship of biopsies & melena in your case is highly suspicious for unabated procedure-related hemorrhage. Call your endoscopist RIGHT NOW please as well as 911--& get to the Emergency Room for urgent care. ...Read more

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A histopathology report shows cryptitis ,crypt abscess in rectal biopsy along with duodenal biospy showing lymphocyte infiltrtion with villous atrophy?

Virtual Consult: Hi DrL, Pathology reports for different types of inflammatory bowel diseases can be confusing and intimidating to read and understand. I would be happy to discuss the report and review your slides in a Virtual Consult. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more