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Minerva Chirurgica 2001 February;56(1):69-76

language: Italian

Endoscopic surveillance of preneoplastic modifications of the stomach

Testino G., Cornaggia M.


Undoubtedly, one of the most important achievements of gastroenterology is the demonstration that, for many pathological conditions with future neoplastic degeneration risk, a periodical endoscopic surveillance is a determining element for the restraining of possible evolutive complications. Nonetheless, it is to be considered how, during the last years, the prevention and follow-up procedures for the stomach disease have been sometimes emphasized. In fact, various recent evidences originated from precise scientific evaluations have contained same prevention strategic attitudes so as to reach the best cost-benefit ratio. In this survey the various gastric preneoplastic modifications, subdivided in precancerous conditions and lesions are examined and guidelines are proposed in order to offer quick and easily applicable solutions.

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