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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


TORRES SILVA, Elder et al. Gastrointestinal endoscopies and gastric biopsies at Clinica Medica Cayetano Heredia. Rev Med Hered [online]. 1997, vol.8, n.2, pp.58-66. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To establish the endoscopic and histologic diagnosis, including Helicobacter pylori infection, of patients with dyspepsia, and to determine the relation between endoscopic and histologic findings. Material and Methods: Upper endoscopies done in 435 patients at the Clinical Médica Cayetano Heredia from September 1st 1993 to January 31st 1996 were reviewed. Results: Gastric biopsies were performed in 48.9% of all the patients. Gastritis was diagnosed by endoscopyc means in 56.78% and histologically in 91.05%. Helicobacter pylori was diagnosed in 78.69%. A significant association was found between Helicobacter pylori and active gastritis, mucin injury and gastric ulcer. (Rev Med Hered 1997; 8: 58-66).

Keywords : Upper endoscopy; gastric biopsies; gastritis; Helicobacter pylori.

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