Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology
Intestinal Metaplasia of the Inlet Patch: Clinical and Pathological Associations
Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) located in the proximal esophagus is referred to as “inlet patch.” Although its prevalence is reported to be around 4%, the inlet patch is infrequently biopsied. Therefore, studies of its demographic and clinical associations have relied on small numbers of patients and the prevalence and significance of intestinal metaplasia in HGM has remained unclear.
The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical significance of HGM with and without intestinal metaplasia in a large group of patients.
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