Intestinal metaplasia of the gastric cardia: A study from Turkey

Dinçer D., Beşışık F., Şahin E., Demir K., TUNCER İ., Çevikbaş U., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.49, no.46, pp.1153-1156, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 46
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.1153-1156


Background/Aims: We aimed to investigate the prevalence of intestinal metaplasia in the cardia of a patient group with high incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection presenting for elective upper endoscopy. We also re-evaluated the relation between intestinal metaplasia in the cardia and gastroesophageal reflux disease, smoking, alcohol history, H. pylori infection, Barrett's, esophagus and intestinal metaplasia elsewhere in the stomach.