J Korean Radiol Soc.  1979 Jun;15(1):172-177. 10.3348/jkrs.1979.15.1.172.

A pursuit of significance of the coarsened gastric rugae in radiologic examination


The radiologic upper G.I. series and gastroscopic examination with gastric biopsies of 230 cases were carried out in Korea General Hospital for the purpose of pursuit of significance of coarsened gastric rugae. Out of the above series the 26 cases showing mere radiologic finding of coarsening of the gastric mucosal rugae were selected, excluding the cases with definite evidences of ulceration, malignancies and others. The correlativity ofthe coarsened gastric rugae was investigated with clinical pictures, gastroscopic features and biopsy findings. The following results were obtained; 1. There were 24 cases of gastritis, 5 of stomach ulcer and 2 of stomach cancer in the 26 cases with mere finding of mucosal coarsening. 2. There were 5 cases of stomach ulcer disease revealing no radiologic evidence, but there were found tiny ulcers in 4 cases and a large ulcer crater of 1.0cm by1.5cm in diameter in the other case under the gastroscopic study. 3. Two cases of stomach cancer were not detected in neither radiologic nor gastroscopic examination, however, they were found by gastric biopsy. 4. It should bestrongly emphaized that the biopsy under the gastroscopic control must be followed when a radiologic evidence of coarsened gastric rugae is demonstrated.

MeSH Terms

Hospitals, General
Stomach Neoplasms
Stomach Ulcer
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