Talk:Intestinal metaplasia of the stomach

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Pseudo IM

STOMACH, BIOPSY:
- BODY AND ANTRAL-TYPE GASTRIC MUCOSA WITH MODERATE CHRONIC INACTIVE INFLAMMATION AND
  MILD GLAND TORTUOSITY.
- SMALL BENIGN DETACHED FRAGMENTS OF EPITHELIUM, PROBABLY SMALL BOWEL.
- NO APPARENT INTESTINAL METAPLASIA OF THE GASTRIC MUCOSA.
- NEGATIVE FOR HELICOBACTOR-LIKE ORGANISMS.
- NEGATIVE FOR DYSPLASIA AND NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY.

Carry over

STOMACH, BIOPSY:
- ANTRAL AND BODY TYPE GASTRIC MUCOSA WITH MILD CHRONIC INACTIVE INFLAMMATION.
- VERY SMALL (DETACHED) FRAGMENT OF INTESTINAL EPITHELIUM, SEE COMMENT.
- NEGATIVE FOR HELICOBACTER-LIKE ORGANISMS.
- NEGATIVE FOR INTESTINAL METAPLASIA.
- NEGATIVE FOR DYSPLASIA AND NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY.

COMMENT:
The intestinal epithelium likely represents carry over from the concurrent 
small bowel biopsy.