Ciliated metaplasia in the gastric mucosa. Studies on Japanese patients.


A total of 137 consecutive gastrectomy specimens from Japanese patients having either chronic peptic ulcer, focal (elevated) dysplasia or intramucosal carcinoma were scrutinized under high-power examination (X 1000) for the presence of ciliated cells. In 48 specimens (35.0%) ciliated cells were found in non-neoplastic dilated pyloric glands. The highest… (More)


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