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A 38-year-old female asked:

Gastric biopsy result: antral mucosa revealing mild to moderate chronic inflamation with associated extensive intestinal metaplesia. what that mean?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Precancer: The antrum is that portion of the lower stomach above the pylorus. Having chronic inflammation with extensive intestinal metaplasia is the precursor for developing gastric cancer. Left alone one would find an eventual gastric ulcer and invasive cancer. Partial gastrectomy would probably be indicated at this time.
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Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 43 years experience
You have chronic gastritis with intestinal metaplasia. There is no dysplasia mentioned., so It is not a cancer. You need close follow up with your doctor.
Jun 11, 2015
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Metaplasia ? pre ca: Chronic H. pylori infections may develop over many years, progressing from gastritis to internal metaplasia to Cancer, Finding ways to get rid of H. pylori bacteria may help reduce the risk of intestinal metaplasia. Biggest concern for those with intestinal metaplasia is that it might be precancerous.,Genetics , Cig. Smoking, env. toxins, high salt intake, chr. acid reflux are other risk factors
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