Location, healing, and recurrence of gastric ulcers in relation to fundal gastritis

Gastroenterology. 1975 Oct;69(4):897-902.


The influence of fundal gastritis on the location, healing, and recurrence of gastric ulcers was studied by the endoscopic Congo red test. Results indicated a close correlation between the location of ulcers and the extent of fundal gastritis. In general, ulcers were more proximal when fundal gastritis was more severe. Of the ulcers examined, 62.5% of those not associated with fundal gastritis failed to heal, whereas 85.7% of those associated with severe fundal gastritis healed within 3 months. The presence of severe fundal gastritis was associated with a high rate of recurrence of gastric ulcers.

MeSH terms

  • Gastric Mucosa / metabolism
  • Gastric Mucosa / pathology
  • Gastritis / complications*
  • Gastritis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Peptic Ulcer / complications*
  • Peptic Ulcer / pathology
  • Recurrence
  • Remission, Spontaneous