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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
Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, with the exception of the small intestine, which appears like numerous fingers projecting from the mucosa. Nodular mucosa is a lumpy-bumpy appearance that can be benign. Generally it would be biopsied to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Diffuse mildly erythematous mucosa without bleeding found in stomach during endoscopy - what does this mean?
Gastritis: This finding May be seen in mild inflammation of the stomach lining(gastritis) and is usually treated with a bland diet,avoidance of alcohol,caffeine and nicotine,as well as medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole) for several weeks. Also irritants like aspirin and NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve are avoided. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your question and advise you,however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does granular and decreased vascular pattern mucosa in the stomach mean; I had a endoscopy yesturday and it said this then biopsies?
Often normal: Usually a variant of normal and biopsies should confirm that. ...Read more
Upper EGD came back "normal studay" but below said stomach had chronic inflammation and duedenum had squamous mucosa but no abnormailty.What does mean?
Irritation...: It means you have had some inflammation which is usually caused by excessive acid production. It seems they didn't find any evidence of malignancy( cancer) or ulcers but you have been suffering of ongoing irritation which in the future could lead to other more problematic symptoms. Make sure you stay away from fatty foods, spicy foods, too much sauce, caffeine which can worsen the irritation. ...Read more
Finally had endoscopy ultrasound was not needed during it he told me,"nodular mucosa in background of erosive esophavatis", don't want ppi rest oflife?
Erosive esophagitis: The presence of erosions in the esophagus is a sign that your GERD is fairly severe. Certainly you should take a PPI at least until the erosions are healed and your symptoms are under good control. After that, some patients can go off of them, particularly if they follow anti-reflux measures assiduously. Many patients do end up requiring long-term medication, however. Good luck. ...Read more
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