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

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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.

Answered 3/3/2020



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

Answered 8/18/2019



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