Long-term follow-up of intestinal metaplasia of the gastric cardia

  title={Long-term follow-up of intestinal metaplasia of the gastric cardia},
  author={Thomas G Morales and Elizabeth Ribeiro da Silva Camargo and Achyut Bhattacharyya and Richard E. Sampliner},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Recent studies have found a relatively high prevalence of gastric cardia intestinal metaplasia in individuals presenting for elective upper endoscopy. It has been hypothesized that this lesion may be a precursor of gastric cardia cancer. Our objective was to identify the incidence of dysplasia in patients with gastric cardia intestinal metaplasia.METHODS:Twenty-eight patients who had previously been identified with cardia intestinal metaplasia had follow-up examinations performed… CONTINUE READING
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