Basic Research
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 15, 2003; 9(12): 2776-2781
Published online Dec 15, 2003. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v9.i12.2776
Table 1 Main histopathological changes of jejunal mucosa after traumatic brain injury
Type of mucosal damagesGroup of TBI
Shedding of epithelial cells from the top of villi3 and 12 hours
Epithelial cell necrosis and disarrangement of villi24 and 72 hours
Focal mucosa ulcer with exposure of submucosal interstitium72 hours
Fusion of adjacent villi into piece72 hours and 7 days
Dilation of central chyle duct72 hours and 7 days
Inflammatory cell infiltration in intestinal wall72 hours and 7 days
Mucosal atrophy7 days
Vascular dilation, congestion and edema in villous interstitium and lamina propria3 hours throughout 7 days