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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
I have erythema in lower 3rd of esophagus, z-line 40cm from incisors, large food amount(Residue)in stomach, Erythematous mucosa in the antrum biopsied?
Endoscopy report: Erythema is of little significance without a biopsy of the area to correlate, large food residue could mean you have gastroparesis, or slow stomach emptying that might benefit from medication (or small frequent meals), and I'm glad that the antrum was biopsied. That's a place where you are likely to find H pylori if they are present. ...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
I got a egd today and waiting on the biopsy results. What does congestion in the stomach body and antrum compatible with gastritis? & normal mucosa?
Patchy inflammation: Congestion is synonymous with hyperemia, which literally means redness. Based on the your description of the endoscopic appearance of your stomach lining it sounds like you have a patchy mild inflammation there. Biopsies will tell more, and may help point to cause of said inflammation (e.g. H.Pylori, nsaid, etc.). ...Read more