The hypertrophied antral-pyloric fold.

American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.9). 10/1985; 145(3):547-9. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.145.3.547
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ABSTRACT In 3.25% of 400 consecutive double-contrast upper gastrointestinal examinations, a prominent fold in the prepyloric gastric antrum that extends through the pylorus into the base of the duodenal bulb has been identified. Although the clinical significance of this fold is undetermined, endoscopic evaluation suggests it is a manifestation of chronic gastritis. This fold may simulate other entities, but can be distinguished by its characteristic features. Proper recognition may prevent unnecessary procedures such as endoscopy and biopsy.

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