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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2015 Apr-Jun;58(2):146-53. doi: 10.4103/0377-4929.155302.

Interpretation of ileal biopsies.

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Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


The ileum is one of the most common sites of intestine to undergo endoscopic biopsy. However, even with the experienced histopathologists, a definite diagnosis can be achieved only in 18% cases. Lack of knowledge about proper tissue handling, tissue orientation, overlapping histological findings, and lack of a standard algorithm based approach results in this low diagnostic yield. In this review article, we have tried to discuss these aspects and give a clear picture how to approach the ileal lesions. It would help the surgical pathologists in effectively interpreting the lesions and to identify the common pitfalls.

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