Mapping intestinal metaplasia by histochemistry and morphometry.

Abstract

A gastrectomy specimen housing an adenocarcinoma of intestinal type was divided into 60 blocks. Sections were stained with Alcian blue pH 2.5 (to detect foreign mucins). Alcian blue fields were quantitated with a MOP 30 connected to a computer. The mucosa analysed in the 60 sections measured 3788.3 mm2 and that occupied by Alcian blue stained goblet cells… (More)

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