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Doctor insights on: Villous Atrophy Duodenum

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

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

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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I did recently a enoscopy and in the result it says: duodenal mucosal atrophy but no pathology. Can it still be celiac disease? What else can it be?

I did recently a enoscopy and in the result it says: duodenal mucosal atrophy but no pathology. 
Can it still be celiac disease? What else can it be?

See below: Diagnosis of Celiac disease can usually be made by blood tests. Small intestinal biopsy may be used to confirm the diagnosis and monitor the response to treatment. You have not provided sufficient information for a diagnostic opinion. Please consult this site for information. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-diagnosis-tests ...Read more

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What causes villous flattening in the duodenum?

What causes villous flattening in the duodenum?

Celiac disease : This is the most serious condition (gluten-allergy) but there other conditions that can cause a similar appearance - alcohol, medications, other food allergies, etc. ...Read more

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What is the use of a duodenum?

What is the use of a duodenum?

Conduit: The doudenum connects the stoamch to the small intestine like the jejunum and ileum. As the food progresses to the intestine additional agents are added via the duodenum, such as bile and digestive enzymes from the pancreas. ...Read more

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Where's duodenum pain usually felt?

Upper central: Duodenal pain is typically felt in your upper central abdomen and may radiate to your back. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: duodenum?

Small intestine: The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after food leaves the stomach. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies see the duodenum?

Do colonoscopies see the duodenum?

No: Colonoscopy gets to the proximal start of the colon. The duodenum is the beginning of the small intestine into which the stomach empties. To see the duodenum, a telescopic tube is inserted through the mouth and past the stomach. ...Read more

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What are some causes of duodenal atresia?

Duodenum-congenital: The cause is the same, a failure of the process of developing an opening in the duodenum in utero. About 1/3 of the cases are found in children with down syndrome. That is the single most common association. There are children born with both esophageal and duodenal atresia and that is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more