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Common dyspepsia exam questions for medical finals, OSCEs and MRCP PACES

Question 1.

What are the risk factors for gastric malignancy?

  • Smoking
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Previous gastric surgery
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • FHx gastric malignancy

Question 2. 

What is Barrett’s oesophagus?

  • Metaplasia of the lower oesophagus from squamous to columnar cells. It is considered a premalignant condition for oesophageal carcinoma.