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Mucosa (Overview)

Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts.


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How does a normal mucosa look?

How does a normal mucosa look?

Normal mucosa.: Here are some examples:
http://www. Laendo. Net/table/endoscopic-images/normal/. ...Read more

Mucosa (Overview)

Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts.


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What is the definition or description of: mucosa?

What is the definition or description of: mucosa?

Lining: Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including
your nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts. ...Read more

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What is nodular mucosa?

What is nodular mucosa?

Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, with the exception of the small intestine, which appears like numerous fingers projecting from the mucosa. Nodular mucosa is a lumpy-bumpy appearance that can be benign. Generally it would be biopsied to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is erythematous mucosa?

Inflammation: Mucous membranes cover most of the internal organs and spaces of the body. If the mucosa is is erythmatous, it means it is red and this usually means inflammed or irritated. This can be due to infections, trauma, auto-immune disorders and toxic agents that come into contact. In your case, it would depend on where, why and when. Discuss with your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What are polyps and what is normal mucosa?

Endoscopy?: Did you have an endoscopy? mucosa is the name for the first layer of hollow organs like the nostrils, the airways, the guts, that come into contact with the outside world, so named because they secret mucus. So normal mucosa means that layer is normal. Polyp is the name we give to any extra tissue hanging from mucosa. Polyps can be either harmless or harmful. Usually a biopsy can tell difference. ...Read more

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What is Oedematous Mucosa and how can be cured?

??: Oedematous Mucosa is generally associated with a sinus infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. Majority start out viral, and are treated with increased fluids, decongestants which shrink the nasal mucosal oedema and help open the natural ostia of the sinuses and allow re-aeration and muco-ciliary drainage. irrigation of the nose with normal saline nasal spray is helpful also. ...Read more

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Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Esophagitis: Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask doc. Mylanta every 2 hrs ...Read more

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Colonoscopy found multiple mucosa target lesions--what could cause this?

Colon target lesions: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. When terminology is applied precisely, the ulcers are associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Descriptively, but less precise, ulcers of similar appearance are seen in the lower GI tract with use of aspirin, with lymphoid hyperplasia, herpes, others. ...Read more

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Painless white lesion which involves buccal mucosa bilateral, in 50 year old female?

Painless white lesion which involves buccal mucosa bilateral, in 50 year old female?

WaitForTheWhitesOf..: If bilateral it usually means something irritative, like the teeth scraping the sides of the mouth, but not always. In general, persistent white patches in the mouth may mean trouble, especially in smokers or ex-smokers and drinkers, especially if just on one side. But take no chances and see an ENT doctor or oral surgeon for a take-look. Chances are it's nothing but there's a small chance it is. ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy and they found multiple mucosa targt lesions. What could causes this?

I just had a colonoscopy and they found multiple mucosa targt lesions. What could causes this?

Target lesions?: I am assuming that you are referring to a pale central area surrounded by a red ring. This is generally bowel prep artifact, however if there was any concern on the physician's part, a biopsy would have been taken. ...Read more

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What cause the mucosa of the distal end to be markedly hyperaemic with multiple superficial erosions?

Clarification: The distal end of what organ are you talking about. Clarification needed. ...Read more

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What does the statement "a diffuse are of mucosa in the terminal ileum was nodular" mean. I don't understand the medical language?

Ask GI doc who ordrd: This question's best answered by the GI doctor who performed the procedure & submitted the report. The GI doctor should explain its significance (i.e., if it correlates with your symptoms or not). "Diffuse" = widespread. "Terminal ileum" = region of small intestine near appendix / large intestine. "Nodular" means forming a mass or round spherical shape (nodule). TTYD. Good luck & thanks for asking ...Read more

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What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa?

What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa?

↓ed normal villi: The multiple small projections of cells, call villi, which greatly increase surface area for interaction with food are decreased, thus resulting in a flattened appearance. This is somewhat typical of celiac sprue but there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes granular mucosa rectum?

What causes granular mucosa rectum?

Previous: inflammation or infection can result in the term "granular" which is used to describe the mucosa (lining) of the bowel as seen by the endoscopist. It is a "NON-SPECIFIC" (Non DIAGNOSTIC) term!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?

What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?

Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy. ...Read more

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What is erythematous mucosa in the rectum?

Erythematous = red: Erythematous simply means red. The most common reason is due to increased blood flow as part of an inflammatory process. Rectal erythematous mucosa also called a proctitis caused by sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, infections and radiation therapy.
Rec.: see a proctologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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How can I treat leukoplakia buccal mucosa?

How can I treat leukoplakia buccal mucosa?

Proper diagnosis: leukoplakia is a white or gray patch that develops in tongue, cheek or floor of mouth. A biopsy will properly diagnose and determining and eliminating the cause (irritation bitting, smoking, drugs, alcohol) most likely observation is done where lesion can disappear after several weeks. If biopsy is positive then surgical removal might be necessary. ...Read more

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What does "flat mucosa" mean in egd report?

What does "flat mucosa" mean in egd report?

Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy. ...Read more

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What is squamous vulvar mucosa without dysplagia?

What is squamous vulvar mucosa without dysplagia?

Normal tissue: The vulva (the entrance to the vagina) is covered with a type of tissue of squamous cells.
No dysplasia means that there are no changes there that might indicates something of concern like cancer ...Read more

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What is mildly atrophic appearance gastric mucosa?

What is mildly atrophic appearance gastric mucosa?

Thinning: Atrophic gastritis refers to a thinning of the the lining of your stomach. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat leukoplakia buccal mucosa?

What should I do to treat leukoplakia buccal mucosa?

Remove the cause: Leukoplakia is the white patch that will not wipe off, an indication of epithelial change or thickening. When turn to red, it becomes erythroplakia and then leads to acanthosis and carcinoma in situ. Smoking, excess alcohol that irritates the mucosa are some example of the cause. Remove the cause will definitely help. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have glandular mucosa in an endoscopy diagnosis?

What does it mean to have glandular mucosa in an endoscopy diagnosis?

Glandular mucosa: Glandular mucosa just refers to a type of cells found on a particular biopsy during endoscopy. It is just a type of cell, usually one that excretes some kind of substance. This is a normal finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is benign mucosa for a biopsy result mean? It is for a chrones pt.

Normal: Essentially means the tissue biopsy showed normal cells lining the bowel. No abnormality found on that specimen. ...Read more

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Today I saw a 50 year female patient with painless white lesions on buccal mucosa bilateral, what will be it?

Today I saw a 50 year female patient with painless white lesions on buccal mucosa bilateral, what will be it?

Hard to say: Hard to say without more information. Refer to oral surgeon for evaluation/possible biopsy. ...Read more