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What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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