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Irregular Z line in the Gastroesophageal

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An endoscopy was preformed with the following irregularities found:
1. Irregular Z line in the Gastroesophageal Junction.

2. Erythema and Petechiae in the Antrum.

What does this mean?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  MasterDoc replied 9 years ago.
The Z line is the boundary line between the stomach and esophagus. An irregularity there is suggestive of esophigitis (aka heartburn) particularly a severe form called Barrett's. However it is also found in a fair number of people without evidence of anything in particular being wrong. The antrum is part of the stomach. Erythema is redness and petechiae is focal bleeding spots. These findings suggest but by NO means are conclusive for, an ulcer.
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