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What is a mucosal thickening in the antrum of the stomach

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My wife had a Virtual Colonography/Diagnostic exam that revealed a mucosal thickening in the antrum of the stomach. What is this and is it urgent that she obtain an upper GI exam versus direct visualization?
A mucosal thickening in this region can mean many things.

The most likely cause is gastritis, or inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

It can also be other conditions like a gastric polyp.

But sometimes it can also represent something serious like a cancer.

Hence it is better to have this checked up as early as possible.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
But you did not answer the whole question. Is this something that should require immediate attention such as a double contrast upper GI exam versus direct visualization?
As I said, she requires further investigation ASAP.

A direct visualization would be better as this would enable a biopsy to be taken if necessary.


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