Areae gastricae

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan

Presentation

Normal study.

Patient Data

Age: 30-40Y
Gender: Female
Barium

Zoomed-in image of the gastric antrum, showing a fine reticular network compatible with channels between areae gastricae.

Case Discussion

The areae gastricae are often seen indirectly on double contrast images of the stomach. If there is adequate coating of the stomach with barium, they may be seen in ~80% of patients, and their prominence increases with age 1.

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Case information

rID: 38487
Case created: 21st Jul 2015
Last edited: 4th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

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