Gastric ulcer: equivocal appearances.
Benign gastric ulcers are commonly round or oval, with a regular outline and a well-defined junction between normal and ulcerated mucosa. This figure shows an incisural ulcer which is irregular in outline. The mucosa surrounding the ulcer is hyperaemic and lumpy. The features are strongly suggestive of a healing benign ulcer but carcinoma had to be excluded.
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