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Table 1 Morphological criteria for the assessment of ileal damage

From: A novel model for studying ileitis-induced visceral hypersensitivity in goats

Macroscopic changes Scores Microscopic changes Scores
Adhesions None 0 Crypt depth Normal 0
Minimum 1 <50 % reduction 1
Involving several bowel loops 2 >50 % reduction 2
Mucosal hyperemia Normal 0 Inflammatory cells No infiltration 0
Mild 1 Few scattered cells 1
Moderate 2 Distributed but not dense 2
Severe 3 Dense 3
Ulcers None 0 Blood vessel congestion Normal 0
Ulceration <2 cm length 1 Mild 1
Two ulcers <2 cm 2 Moderate 2
More sites of ulceration or one >2 cm 3 Severe 3
Wall thickness Normal 0 Ulceration Normal 0
50 % increase 1 Moderate 1
100 % increase 2 Severe 2
Maximum scores 10 Maximum scores 10