How are peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer differentiated in the evaluation of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Biopsy sampling of both the antrum and corpus is required for histologic accuracy in the evaluation of gastritis. [1]

Peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer may manifest with the same symptoms, and the only way to differentiate them is to view the lesion and to perform a histologic examination of the biopsy specimens.


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