It basically means that the pathologist noted the presence of areas in which there were groups of 'immune-type' cells. I assume this was noted because either the area where they were found or the number of the aggregates found were higher than normal.
The colon (as well as much of the GI tract) has an immune system within it. In some cases the immune cells are individually scattered throughout the tissue. In other cases the immune cells group, or aggregate. All these are under 'normal' conditions.
In a pathology report however, you don't typically see the 'normal' unless it's stated that 'normal numbers of submucosal lymphoid aggregates were found. So I'm assuming the statement was a 'note' to your GI doctor to gently nudge him by saying that. Some pathologists whould say something like 'clinical correlation should be made,' or some such thing, but many pathologists will not step on a GI doc's toes.
The problem with this statement is that it doesn't tell you about the number, diameter, lymphocyte distribution, or the proliferative index. All it says is 'you've got them' and apparently the pathologist thought it might be significant. But without further clarification your doc can easily say 'everything is normal.'
Lymphoid aggregates are generally regarded as 'protective,' and can be found in a number of conditions in which an inflammatory reaction may be starting or is on-going.
Nikki333 has not posted anywhere on MedHelp in over 2 years. If you want to try and reach her, you should send her a note or a private message. If you have a medical question, you can post your question as a separate post.
Almost certainly a surgical pathologist, who by the way is a medical doctor with several years of post doctoral subspecialty training in anatomic pathology. The language and associations are about what I would have responded. And yes, I also am a surgical pathologist, one who reads a lot of bowel biopsies.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.