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Villous Atrophy Duodenum
A histopathology report shows cryptitis ,crypt abscess in rectal biopsy along with duodenal biospy showing lymphocyte infiltrtion with villous atrophy?
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
Excluding Celiac Disease, which conditions can cause villous atrophy? ( I have neither CD gene and have been gluten free for 6+ months.)
I had a Whipple in 2009, for villous adenoma of the duodenum. Should I worry about my pancreas? It is now atrophic. Only head was removed.
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
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
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