Sep 1, 1952
Theorem 1. Chronic gastritis is a common, innocent disease which radiologically can closely mimic cancer of the stomach. 2. It is frequently but not always possible to differentiate these two conditions radiologically. 3. The radiologist and gastroscopist must assume a large portion of responsibility for the morbidity and mortality of surgical intervention in gastritis mistaken for cancer. This should be charged to the statistics for cancer of the stomach. 4. The low five-year free-from-disease surgical yield for cancer of the stomach places a tremendous responsibility on the gastroscopist and radiologist to differentiate chronic gastritis from cancer of the stomach. 5. Chronic gastritis is the shortest and simplest term suggested to be uniformly applied to this disease. 6. Chronic gastritis passes through phases of increasing and progressively irreversible pathologic changes in the stomach. Manifestations of these phases in such order may be indicated by: prolapsing gastric mucosa, antral gastritis...