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

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

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. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Endoscopy pathology report. Benign gastric antral mucosa with mild chronoc inactive gastitis focal intestinal metaplasia present? What does it mean?

Endoscopy pathology report. Benign gastric antral mucosa with mild chronoc inactive gastitis focal intestinal metaplasia present? What does it mean?

No cancer: There are no serious issues with the tissue submitted to pathology. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What meaning? Nonoxyntic gastric mucosa with focal intestinal metaplasia without epithelial dysphasia & features suggestive of reactive of gastropathy

What meaning?
Nonoxyntic gastric mucosa with focal intestinal metaplasia without epithelial dysphasia & features suggestive of reactive of gastropathy

No cancer: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is no cancer in the biopsy and there are no other lesions to be concerned about either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Gastric body-type mucosa with mild chronic, non-specific gastritis with intestinal metaplasia, negative forhelicobacter pylori.Have 5cm hitas hernia, ulc?

Gastric body-type mucosa with mild chronic, non-specific gastritis with intestinal metaplasia, negative forhelicobacter pylori.Have 5cm hitas hernia, ulc?

Might be Barrett's: Intestinal metaplasia typically refers to changes in the esophageal mucosa, and is associated with a disease called "barrett's esophagus." this is a precancerous condition, and you need to be followed by either a general surgeon who does endoscopy, or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy done... extremely mild IM found. Here is what was written: antral-type and body type gastric mucosa with focal intestinal metaplasia. GI doctor told me to check up in a year. She found everything to be benign. Thoughts? Huge risk? None?

Had endoscopy done... extremely mild IM found. Here is what was written: antral-type and body type gastric mucosa with focal intestinal metaplasia. GI doctor told me to check up in a year. She found everything to be benign. Thoughts? Huge risk? None?

Not a huge risk,but:: RISK IS INCREASED BUT NOT HUGE. In one study the risk of metaplasia > gastric cancer was 1 IN 39 PATIENTS OVER A 20 YEAR PERIOD. FACTORS INCREASING RISK: tobacco smoking, salt and salt preserved foods, processed meat and fish(label will list "nitrites"),diets low in fruits and vegetables, H.pylori infection, obesity. AVOIDING THESE RISK FACTORS WILL REDUCE YOUR CHANCE OF GASTRIC CANCER. ...Read more

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What causes granular mucosa rectum?

What causes granular mucosa rectum?

Previous: inflammation or infection can result in the term "granular" which is used to describe the mucosa (lining) of the bowel as seen by the endoscopist. It is a "NON-SPECIFIC" (Non DIAGNOSTIC) term! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?

What does "flat mucosa" mean in an egd?

Celiac disease?: Generally when referring to flat mucosa during an egd one is referring to the duodenum or small intestine. The intestine generally has hairlike protrusions called villi. With certain diseases, these villi become blunted or shortened and the mucosa appears flat. The most common cause is celiac disease, a gluten allergy. ...Read more

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What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa ?

What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa ?

↓ed normal villi: The multiple small projections of cells, call villi, which greatly increase surface area for interaction with food are decreased, thus resulting in a flattened appearance. This is somewhat typical of celiac sprue but there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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What is erythematous mucosa in the rectum?

What is erythematous mucosa in the rectum?

Erythematous = red: Erythematous simply means red. The most common reason is due to increased blood flow as part of an inflammatory process. Rectal erythematous mucosa also called a proctitis caused by sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, infections and radiation therapy. Rec.: see a proctologist for further investigation. ...Read more

Mucosa (Definition)

Mucosa is the moist tissue that lines parts of the inside of your body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more