Intestinal metaplasia: a premalignant lesion involved in gastric carcinogenesis.

  title={Intestinal metaplasia: a premalignant lesion involved in gastric carcinogenesis.},
  author={Rita A. Busuttil and Alex Boussioutas},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={24 2},
Despite a plateau in incidence, gastric cancer remains a significant problem globally. The majority of gastric cancer is associated with histologically recognizable premalignant stages as first described by Pelayo Correa in the mid-1970s. The mortality from gastric cancer remains high especially in Western countries where, arguably, the index of suspicion of gastric cancer in patients presenting with upper abdominal symptoms is lower than in high prevalence countries. What is the evidence that… CONTINUE READING
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