benign lymphoid hyperplasia

benign lymphoid hyperplasia (small intestine)

A reactive nonspecific process to various pathogens (e.g., Salmonella, Yersinia, Mycobacterium or immune-mediated insults) as occurs in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and peptic disease.

Clinical findings
Generally asymptomatic; self-resolving in children; may be significant in adults.
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1) Conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a superficial mass in the parotid gland include lymphadenitis, preauricular cyst, sebaceous cyst, benign lymphoid hyperplasia, or extraparotid tumor.
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