Mucosal nodularity in the distal ileum, representing lymphoid hyperplasia, which is a normal finding.
Left: Brightly erythematous mucosal nodularity in the distal ileum. Biopsies revealed congested lymphoid hyperplasia, with no significant inflammation and no evidence of neoplasia.
Right: Sessile polypoid lesions with central umbilications in the cecum of a 73 year old woman with a prior history of colonic adenomas. Biopsies revealed lymphoid hyperplasia.
Left: Lymphoid hyperplasia found in the proximal colon of a 58 year-old man with carcinoma in the cecum. Right: The lymphoid hyperplasia extended into the cecum; a portion of the cecal mass can be seen at the right.
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