40 y/o F
15-month history of wt loss, low-grade fever, fatigue, severe abdominal pain (always in the same spot [RUQ]). Chronic constipation.
Endoscopy of ileum (this week) showed scattered "lymphoid hyperplasia." Currently awaiting pathology report.
Previous biopsy results:
"Increased intramucosal lymphocytes"
"Increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes"
"Lamina Propria fibrosis"
"Prominent apoptotic debris at the foci of cryptitis"
CT scan showed slightly enlarged spleen
Transient intussusception at ileocecal valve
Tests for celiac were negative
Vitamin deficiencies: A, B, D3, K
As mentioned above, the report from the endoscopy this week reflects "lymphoid hyperplasia." The pathology report won't be back until next week.
Quesion: My understanding is that this type of tissue is a possible indicator of intestinal lymphoma. What are your thoughts?
By the way, I had follicular thyroid cancer earlier this year (and autoimmune thyroiditis [Hashimoto's]) and had a total thyroidectomy.)