gastric fold


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gastric fold

Any of the mostly longitudinal folds of mucosa found in the empty stomach.
See: ruga
See also: fold
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Caption: Figure 3: Abdominal CT on admission demonstrating hypertrophic gastric folds.
In conclusion, our observations suggest that EUS-FNA is a very accurate and less invasive procedure with favorable sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of endoscopic biopsy-negative diffuse gastrointestinal lesions appearing as exaggerated gastric folds or as flat or circumferential lesions.
According to the most popular hypothesis, bezoars originate from strands of hair in the gastric folds combining with mucus and food particles and growing in size.
The most common endoscopic findings of gastrointestinal toxoplasmosis are thickened gastric folds, ulcerative lesions, and nonspecific inflammation [4, 14, 17, 18].