Regular arrangement of collecting venules (RAC): a characteristic endoscopic feature of Helicobacter pylori-negative normal stomach and its relationship with esophago-gastric adenocarcinoma

@article{Yagi2005RegularAO,
  title={Regular arrangement of collecting venules (RAC): a characteristic endoscopic feature of Helicobacter pylori-negative normal stomach and its relationship with esophago-gastric adenocarcinoma},
  author={Kazuyoshi Yagi and Yukio Aruga and Atsuo Nakamura and Atsuo Sekine},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={443-452}
}
found that if collecting venules were visible as numerous minute points, regularly distributed over the entire gastric body, the patients had a normal stomach and no H. pylori infection. [...] Key Result Patients in whom RAC was not observed endoscopically (RAC-negative) had H. pylori infection. Compared to culturing and histological diagnosis, the accuracy of RAC in identifying H. pylori infection was 95%. From 1998 onwards, we began using RAC as a diagnostic method, and subsequently we studied the incidence… Expand Abstract

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