The Agreement between Endoscopic and Histopathological Findings of Esophageal and Gastroduodenal Lesions and Its Relationship with Endoscopists’ Experience

Omid Eslami, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Mohadeseh Shafiei


Endoscopic and histopathological findings in diagnosing gastric diseases are complementary, and endoscopy alone can not make a definitive pathognomonic diagnosis of gastric diseases. In some cases, people with a normal endoscopy have abnormal histopathological findings, so combining endoscopic and histopathological findings is very useful for diagnosing precancerous gastric ulcers.

As an early diagnosis reduces the disease's complications and the economic burden imposed on the country's healthcare system, studies on diagnosing gastrointestinal (GI) diseases via endoscopy are essential. Hence, we evaluated the agreement between abnormal endoscopic and histopathological findings of upper GI lesions and its relationship with the endoscopist’s experience in adult patients referred to Afzalipour Hospital in Kerman, Iran


Endoscopy, Pathology, Stomach, Endoscopist, Gastrointestinal, Agreement

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