Atrophic gastritis – pathology and pictures
- Fibrogastroscopic biopsy from stomach mucosa and submucosa.
- Glands are reduced in number and separated from each other with inflammatory exudate of lymphocytes and plasma cells (Ly-Pl). It “descends” to the level of muscularis mucosae (Mm), which shows sclerotic changes.
- The presence of increased amounts of vacuolated goblet cells (Gc) is referred as intestinal metaplasia.
- Mucosa is thin because of glandular atrophy and growth of connective tissue between mucosal glands.
- Applying a specific staining proves the presence of causative agent –Helico-bacter pylori.