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Atrophic gastritis – pathology and pictures

Atrophic gastritis – pathology and pictures

Atrophic gastritis

Atrophic gastritis

 

  • 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.

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