Review article: Gastric atrophy and atrophic gastritis--nebulous concepts in search of a definition.

  • R M Genta
  • Published 1998 in Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics


Epidemiological and biological evidence indicates that atrophic gastritis represents an important risk factor for gastric adenocarcinoma of the intestinal type. To estimate an individual subject's risk of gastric cancer, pathologists should be able to diagnose correctly and reliably assess gastric atrophy. However, both anecdotal evidence and recent studies… (More)


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