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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Parminder Dhingra, M.D. [2]

Overview

Biopsy may be helpful in the diagnosis of stomach cancer. It has a sensitivity of 98% to diagnose gastric cancer but may be negative in linitis plastica. It is commonly used nowadays as first line of treatment for superficial lesions.

Endoscopy and Biopsy

Endoscopy shows gastric cancer, source: By Med Chaos - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15690680

References

  1. Graham DY, Schwartz JT, Cain GD, Gyorkey F (1982). "Prospective evaluation of biopsy number in the diagnosis of esophageal and gastric carcinoma". Gastroenterology. 82 (2): 228–31. PMID 7054024.
  2. Karita M, Tada M (1994). "Endoscopic and histologic diagnosis of submucosal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract using combined strip biopsy and bite biopsy". Gastrointest Endosc. 40 (6): 749–53. PMID 7859977.
  3. Pimentel-Nunes P, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Ponchon T, Repici A, Vieth M, De Ceglie A; et al. (2015). "Endoscopic submucosal dissection: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline". Endoscopy. 47 (9): 829–54. doi:10.1055/s-0034-1392882. PMID 26317585.

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