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Abstract :

Gastritis is an inflammatory condition of the gastric mucosa that has several classifications and causes. The persistence of symptoms of the acute state can lead to the atrophic development of the disease, increasing the tissue injury and consequential the development of gastric cancer. The diagnosis is made by clinical and endoscopic information as well as histopathological analysis of samples obtained from biopsy. The purpose of this review is demonstrate the morphological aspects of gastric mucosa and gastric abnormalities found in the histopathological diagnosis of gastritis.