Endoscopic follow-up after resection for gastric or duodenal ulcer.

@article{Ovaska1986EndoscopicFA,
  title={Endoscopic follow-up after resection for gastric or duodenal ulcer.},
  author={Jari T Ovaska and Tauno O. Ekfors and Tapani V. Havia and Harry Kujari},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Scandinavica},
  year={1986},
  volume={152},
  pages={289-95}
}
Patients who had undergone resection for gastric or duodenal ulcer 10-13, 21-22 or 31-32 years previously were offered endoscopic follow-up examination. Of the 272 surviving patients, 145 (53%) attended. No gastric stump carcinoma was found. Histologic studies showed atrophic gastritis in 79% and intestinal metaplasia in the gastric mucosa in 72% of the patients, but no definite dysplastic changes. The changes appeared soon after gastric resection and increased equally with patient age… CONTINUE READING