gastroenterology

Repeat gastroscopy for gastric ulcer has low diagnostic yield for malignancy

Repeat gastroscopy is routinely performed to confirm gastric ulcer healing but it has a low diagnostic yield for malignancy, an Australian study has found. A retrospective evaluation of gastric ulcer follow-up at two Victorian centres found that repeat gastroscopy was performed in 440 (55%) of 795 patients with new gastric ulcers. Malignancy was diagnosed in ...

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