Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

2017 Edition
| Editors: Fátima Carneiro, Paula Chaves, Arzu Ensari

Gastric Epithelial Dysplasia

  • Xiaogang WenEmail author
Reference work entry


Gastric intraepithelial neoplasia, adenoma.


Gastric epithelial dysplasia represents unequivocal gastric epithelial neoplastic proliferation characterized by variable cytological and architectural atypia, without convincing evidence of invasive growth.

Clinical Features

  • Incidence

    Incidence of gastric epithelial dysplasia shows considerable geographic differences and is usually associated with the regional prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection. The incidence of dysplasia varies from 0.5% to 4% in western populations and from 9% to 20% in high-risk areas for gastric carcinomas.

  • Age

    The incidence of gastric epithelial dysplasia increases with age. It is much more prevalent after sixth decade.

  • Sex

    Gastric epithelial dysplasia is more frequent in males than in females, with a male to female ratio of 1.2–3:1.

  • Site

    Gastric epithelial dysplasia occurs more frequently in the gastric antrum and incisura angularis, although it can involve the whole stomach.

  • Treatment


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References and Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/EspinhoInstitute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of PortoPortoPortugal