Friday 11 November 2005
Its characteristic feature is presence of coiled and branching antral glands.
These are lined by mucus cells that are interspersed with endocrine cells (chiefly G and D types), and a few parietal cells.
The parietal cells are most numerous proximally near the oxynto-antral border.
The foveolar component is taller in the antral mucosa than in the oxyntic mucosa.
antral surface epithelium
antral lamina propria
antra muscularis mucosae
- gastric mucosa
- cardial mucosa
- fundic mucosa