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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 119-122
Brief Communication

Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach in Celiac Disease

Patricia J. Westlake, Lorne M. Price, and James K. Kelly

Departments of Medicine and Pathology, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Copyright © 1989 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of adenocarcinoma of the gastric antrum in a woman with celiac disease of 21 years duration is presented. There was widespread intestinal metaplasia of the gastric antrum but the patient did not have typc A gastritis or dermatitis herpetiformis. Previous studies have shown that some patients with celiac disease have fundal gastritis but the natural history or premalignant potential of this lesion is not well described. The gastric mucosa deserves more attention in celiac disease.