Normal barium study.
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Zoomed-in image of the gastric antrum, showing a fine reticular network compatible with channels of normal gastric mucosa between areae gastricae.
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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 about 80% of patients and their prominence increases with age 1.