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Mesenchymal changes mirror epithelial changes in gastric metaplasia

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A histological study has helped our understanding of gastric cancer by showing that changes in the mesenchyme occur in tandem with those of the gastric epithelium in the progression to cancer.

The mesenchymal sheath—called the pericryptal fibroblast sheath (PCFS)—underlies the epithelium and is closely associated with …

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