Article Text

PDF

The histological diagnosis of chronic gastritis in fibreoptic gastroscope biopsy specimens
  1. R. Whitehead,
  2. S. C. Truelove,
  3. M. W. L. Gear1
  1. Department of Morbid Anatomy, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
  2. Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

    Abstract

    The advent of the fibreoptic gastroscope with biopsy facilities has provided the means of obtaining biopsy specimens under direct vision from any part of the stomach. This creates new opportunities for the study of chronic gastritis, and, in particular, its evolution, topographical location, and causal relationships. On the basis of an experience with more than 2,500 biopsy specimens we have outlined a method for their systematic examination and have proposed a classification of chronic gastritis. This classification includes the type of mucosa, the type and stage of activity of the gastritis, and the presence and type of metaplasia. The classification is sufficiently flexible to allow within it quantitative assessment of individual histological features.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Footnotes

    • 1 Present address: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Southgate, Gloucester.

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.