Areae gastricae

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan


Normal barium study.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

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

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Case information

rID: 38487
Published: 21st Jul 2015
Last edited: 22nd Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pennsylvania