THE AUTHORS of this paper have previously reported their investigation of the incidence of chronic atrophic gastritis in "normal" and abnormal stomachs and of its etiologic relationship to cancer of the stomach.1 At that time the mucosa of each stomach was dealt with as a whole and little consideration was given to variations in the distribution of the changes in the various specimens. There has been considerable comment in the literature on the importance of differences in the location of the gastritis associated with various types of gastric lesions in an effort to ascertain any significant associations. Since the previous report it has been possible to augment greatly the amount of material, properly collected and prepared, which would be suitable for such a study. In view of the importance which has been attributed to variations in the distribution of gastritis and since a great deal of new material was
GUISS LW, STEWART FW. DISTRIBUTION OF GASTRIC CHANGES ACCOMPANYING GASTRIC CANCERS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS. Arch Surg. 1948;57(5):624–632. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.1948.01240020633003
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