The gastric mucosa is a glandular epithelium containing projections and indentations such as crypts, so various anatomical structures can be visualised using magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (M-NBI). If you do not understand what anatomical structure corresponds with the actual image that has been visualised, you cannot make a medical analysis, and the normal gastric fundic gland mucosa and pyloric gland mucosa present totally different magnified endoscopic images (microvascular pattern and microsurface pattern).


Malt Lymphoma Glandular Epithelium Endoscopic Image Demarcation Line Crypt Epithelium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EndoscopyFukuoka University Chikushi HospitalChikushinoJapan

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