crypt abscess

crypt abscess

A finding by light microscopy, which consists of aggregates of neutrophils (less commonly, eosinophils), fibrin and sloughed epithelial cells within a partially ruptured colonic gland. Crypt abscesses are more typical of ulcerative colitis than Crohn’s disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease, and may also occur in radiation colitis and Helicobacter spp infection.
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The mucosal biopsy specimens revealed glandular distortion and cryptitis with crypt abscess (Figure 2), which were compatible with UC.
4) Thus, parenchymal tonsillar abscesses may occur through two different mechanisms: direct extension of a crypt abscess into the tonsillar parenchyma or seeding of bacteria throughout the tonsil via the bloodstream or lymphatics.
One of them is cytapheresis, which aims to suppress and reduce impaired immune responses in the diseased intestine by removing circulating activated leukocytes, especially granulocytes, which have been shown to cause intestinal crypt abscess.
9) in their study of histopathological findings of chronic tonsillitis in palatine tonsils concluded that slight to moderate lymphocytic infiltrations in surface epithelium, crypt abscess and or diffuse lymphocytic infiltrations were pathognomic of chronic tonsillitis.
However, crypt abscess, crypt distortion, granulomas and amebic organisms were not seen.
A few foci of cryptitis or a rare crypt abscess may be seen in LC, but more neutrophilic inflammation than this suggests another diagnosis.