stomach biopsy

Oxyntic mucosa

What is oxyntic mucosa? Oxyntic mucosa is the thin layer of tissue that covers the inside surface of the body (fundus) of the stomach. Other names for oxyntic mucosa include body-type mucosa and fundic-type mucosa. What is the function of oxyntic mucosa? Oxyntic mucosa is made up of glands that produce acid, intrinsic factor, and …
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Cardiac type mucosa

Cardiac type mucosa is a thin layer of tissue that covers the inside of the first part of the stomach. It is normal to find this type of tissue where the esophagus connects with the stomach. This area is called the gastroesophageal junction. What is the function of cardiac type mucosa? Cardiac type mucosa is …
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Hyperplastic polyp of the stomach

What is a hyperplastic polyp in the stomach? A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth that develops from the tissue that lines the inside of the stomach. Another name for this growth is an inflammatory polyp. What causes a hyperplastic polyp in the stomach? Most hyperplastic polyps in the stomach are associated with a condition …
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