The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp 744–759 | Cite as

Abnormalities of the small intestinal mucosa in Crohn's Disease (regional enteritis)

  • Margot Shiner
  • R. A. B. Drury


Villous atrophy has been demonstrated in peroral biopsies and in resected intestine from patients with “Crohn's disease.” Though there is a widespread change it has been found to be patchy and less severe than that seen in idiopathic steatorrhoea. It has been pointed out that peroral biopsy may be of diagnostic importance in steatorrhoea patients in whom the differential diagnosis, on clinical grounds, is not clear-cut.


Public Health Differential Diagnosis Intestinal Mucosa Clinical Ground Resected Intestine 
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© Hoeber Medical Division of Harper & Row, Publishers 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margot Shiner
    • 1
  • R. A. B. Drury
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Departments of Gastroenterology and HistopathologyCentral Middlesex HospitalLondonEngland

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