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gastric endocrine cell

Tuesday 30 April 2013

gastric endocrine cells

Endocrine cells of the gastric oxyntic mucosa, and especially the enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells, are the progenitors of gastrin-promoted proliferative lesions whose tumorigenic potential largely depends on the background condition in which they arise.

Pathology

- gastric endocrine cell hyperplasia
- gastric carcinoid tumor