Follow-up of intestinal metaplasia in the stomach: When, how and why.

  title={Follow-up of intestinal metaplasia in the stomach: When, how and why.},
  author={Angelo Zullo and Cesare Hassan and A Romiti and Michela Giusto and Carmine Guerriero and Roberto Lorenzetti and Salvatore M. A. Campo and Silverio Tomao},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal oncology},
  volume={4 3},
Gastric cancer remains the second most frequent cause of cancer-related mortality in the world. Screening programs in some Asian countries are impractical in the majority of other countries worldwide. Therefore, follow-up of precancerous lesions is advisable for secondary gastric cancer prevention. Intestinal metaplasia (IM) is recognized as a precancerous lesion for gastric cancer, increasing the risk by 6-fold. IM is highly prevalent in the general population, being detected in nearly 1 of… CONTINUE READING

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