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indigosunrise
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   Posted 4/28/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Forgive me if I spelled it wrong, but if a report comes back talking about "crypts" and "cryptitis" what exactly does that mean?
 
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 4/28/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Medically a crypt is a small sac or cavity extending into the skin or the surface layer of mucous and serous membranes.

"itis" = inflammation

Are we talking crypts or cryptitis in the rectum?
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indigosunrise
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   Posted 4/28/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks CrohnieToo!

I got the report from when I had my scopes and the pathologist had said that I had evenly spaced crypts with cryptitis in tissue taken from my colon.

Any idea what that means?


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   Posted 4/28/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Dang! Not really. I'm wondering the difference if any between a diverticula and a crypt in the colon? I "thought" at first of "rectal crypts" which I have heard of (had one myself that required a "rectal cryptectomy" years ago when I didn't know anything and 5 years before my Crohn's symptoms and Dx). I would think pathologists would differentiate between the colon and the rectum but ... I would also "think" that a pathologist would differentiate between an ulceration, a crypt and a diverticulum. I'd say this is something you would have to discuss w/your gastro to get a clear answer.
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