How to inspect the stomach?

Considering the fact that gastric cancer is a leading cause of death from cancer worldwide, endoscopists should take advantage of every examination to do opportunistic screening for preneoplastic lesions in the stomach.

Here’s another must read from the Masters of Endoscopy series, published simultaneously in Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal EndoscopyHow I inspect the stomach, by two experts in the field – Hisao Tajiri and Mario-Dinis Ribeiro. 

Careful examination of the stomach is mandatory, as some studies have reported 10% rates of missed lesions in the three years before a diagnosis of gastric cancer is made.

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