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Duodenal Tissue Biopsy Culture
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
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
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
All possible causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum (shown in biopsy) in INDIA???
Non specific: I see this frequently and think it has no clinical significance. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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