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Doctor insights on: Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue

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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


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Esophageal mucosal fragments reveal moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate compromising neutrophils, lymphocytes, foci of mild dysplasia. Bad?

Esophageal mucosal fragments reveal moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate compromising neutrophils, lymphocytes,  foci of mild dysplasia. Bad?

Maybe: Please check your report and see if there is any mention of barrett's esophagus or intestinal metaplasia. These findings would indicate a premalignant component that requires regular, lifetime followup. The finding of mild dysplasia may require additional medicines for a while, but please followup with your gastroenterologist that did the biopsy. ...Read more

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Weakly prolif. Endo. W foci of stromal and glandular breakdown. Rare lymphoid aggregates found in portions of biopsy in context to myxoid stroma seen ?

Weakly prolif. Endo. W foci of stromal and glandular breakdown. Rare lymphoid aggregates found in portions of biopsy in context to myxoid stroma seen ?

No ovulation: This is a description of endometrium that has been in the proliferative (growing or recovery) phase for too long. That is the phase which normally preceeds ovulation. After ovulation, the endometrium moves into the secretory phase during which an embryo can be received if pregnancy takes place; otherwise a normal menstrual phase (period) begins. Hormonal treatment may be necessary if out of order. ...Read more

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WHAT DOES BENIGN ENDOMETRIUM WITH A PROLIFERATIVE PATTERN, GLANDULAR BREAKDOWN AND DIFFUSE STROMAL BREAKDOWN - SCANT BENIGN ENDOCERVICAL TISSUE MEAN?

WHAT DOES BENIGN ENDOMETRIUM WITH A PROLIFERATIVE PATTERN, GLANDULAR BREAKDOWN AND DIFFUSE STROMAL BREAKDOWN - SCANT BENIGN ENDOCERVICAL TISSUE MEAN?

No worries!: Benign is normal or "non-cancerous". Proliferative just means the cells are in the phase where they are dividing which is normal during the estrogen part of the cycle. Endocervical tissue is just cells that came from inside the cervix - these were also benign! All good news! ...Read more

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Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness ?

Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness  ?

Inflammatory disease: Sounds like you have been given the dx of fibromyalgia. Otherwise, you have a very vague problem which is questionable in its diagnosis. You are much more likely experiencing vertigo due to the serious medications you are on versus systemic inflammation. Both Plaquentil and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are well known for causing vertigo. I would suggest talking with your rheumatologist about alternate drug treatment. ...Read more

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What causes ectopic lymphoid tissue in tonsil area?

What causes ectopic lymphoid tissue in tonsil area?

Post nasal drainage: Typically, chronic post nasal drainage from allergies or sinusitis can cause that appearance. ...Read more

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Terminal ileum biopsy- ileum type mucosa with prominent lymphoid aggregate. What does this mean.

Terminal ileum biopsy- ileum type mucosa with prominent lymphoid aggregate. What does this mean.

Normal biopsy: The ileum normally has numerous lymphoid aggregates. To a pathologist, this actually helps us figure out which part of the small intestine the biopsy is from. Unless something else was stated in your report, this should be taken as "normal." ...Read more

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Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

It could : As many autoimmune/connective tissue disease are marked by various myalgias(or muscle aches). Be aware that many thing can cause symptoms like this, including stress by itself. ...Read more

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Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?

Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?

Speak with your MD: Please speak with your md about your concerns. Interpretation of a section needs to be in the context of the clinical situation and the reason for the biopsy. ...Read more

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CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined ... means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more

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New, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. Explain?

New, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. Explain?

Mesenteric panniculi: mesenteric panniculitis:---is a rare disorder characterized by a chronic nonspecific inflammation involving the adipose tissue of the bowel messentary. Cause is unclear--autoimmune responce to unknown source or ischemia changes have been proposed. the disease is associated with, vasculitis,granulomatous disease, rheumatoid disease and pancreatitis. I hope this is help full ...Read more

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Fragments of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with basal zone hyperplasia. Underlying stroma moderate infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Bad?

Fragments of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with basal zone hyperplasia. Underlying stroma moderate infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Bad?

Not cancer: Nothing in this dscription says 'cancer'. In fact, nothing in this description says it's other than just a palce where you scratched for a week or so because it itched. The key is the clinical correlation. ...Read more

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What does increase cellularity of lamina propria w eosin, lymphoid nod, and paneth cell metaplasia mean in colonic biopsy of terminal ileum?

What does increase cellularity of lamina propria w eosin, lymphoid nod, and paneth cell metaplasia mean in colonic biopsy of terminal ileum?

Chronic inflammation: Paneth cell metaplasia occurs when the bowel mucosa undergoes chronic inflammatory damage and then regenerates. The findings are commonly seen in association with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's). ...Read more

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Pls help? Biopsies from the terminal ileum show chronic inflammation with prominent lymphoid follicles to be reactive in nature .

Pls help? Biopsies from the terminal ileum show chronic inflammation with prominent lymphoid follicles  to be reactive in nature .

Terminal ileum biops: Your pathology of the terminal ileum is benign. This does not mean that you are having crohn's disease. However, discuss this with your GI physician for other questions and possible treatment for your symptoms. You must have a colonoscopy for a reason. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more