Several recent studies have confirmed the claim45 that there are radiological appearances on barium meal typical of atrophic gastritis. The characteristic appearances are absent or decreased rugal markings on the greater curve and on the dome of the stomach at its cardiac end (‘bald fundus’); there may be thin, ‘tissue paper’ folds in these parts; the stomach is tubular with the lesser and greater curves smooth and approximately parallel to one another.740 There is reasonable agreement between radiologists classifying these films ‘blind’.606, 848 The radiological appearances correlate with his tology,45, 949, 641, 606, 739with basa1232 and maximal 949, 193, 739, 848 acid outputs, as well as with serum B12, B12 absorption and parietal cell antibodies.739
KeywordsDuodenal Ulcer Gastric Ulcer Gastric Secretion Atrophic Gastritis Radiological Appearance
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