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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146-153

Interpretation of ileal biopsies


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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prasenjit Das
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.155302

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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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