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Pathology Report
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A couple of days ago I posted a thread about my biopsy results.

One member suggested getting the pathology report and posting that here so that's what I'm doing now:

Material submitted:

Part A: second part duodenum

Diagnosis:

Normal duodenal mucosa. No abnormalities seen. No evidence of sprue is seen.

Gross description:

A) Received in a 10% neutral buffered formalin filled bottle labeled "second part duodenum" with patient's name and an accession number are multiple irregular fragments of soft tan tissue ranging in size from 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm to 0.5 x 0.2 x 0.1cm. All fragments are totally submitted in one cassette.

A: Sections show duodenal mucosa with intact villous architecture. No evidence of neoplasia and no significant inflammatory infiltrates. No infectious organisms are seen. There is no evidence of sprue.

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It means they aren't seeing any damage or inflamation in the biopsies that were taken. They appear normal.

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My biopsy came back clear too. I'm not bummed though...I'm still going to live gluten free because I know it makes me feel best. Good luck to you!

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So they did not count the IEL

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