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I just had a colonoscopy.What is nodular erythematous mucosa in the terminal ileum?

By Anonymous October 5, 2011 - 3:20pm
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I just had a colonoscopy. the result of mucosal biopsy of the terminal ileum was: Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. no malignancy was seen. what does it mean? Is it dangerous?

July 29, 2014 - 7:03am

Nodular erythematous mucosa in the terminal ileum means two things. First, nodularity of the terminal ileum is a normal finding. Nodularity means enlarged lymph nodes in the area. Terminal ileum is the last portion of the small intestine before it enters into the large intestine. Second, erythematous mucosa means a redness of the lining. This can indicate an infection or irritation, such as Crohn's disease. However, it is generally a benign finding. Did your gastroenterologist do a biopsy? This will help with the diagnosis.


October 5, 2011 - 5:26pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes, she did a biopsy. My 24 year old daughter has Crohns.
Thank you for your help.

October 5, 2011 - 5:34pm
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