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On the existence and location of cardiac mucosa: an autopsy study in embryos, fetuses, and infants
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    Fetal "Cardiac Mucosa" is not adult cardiac mucosa

    Dear Editor

    I have read with great interest the excellent work by these workers that are published in Gut.[1] Their methods are impeccable and their data are precisely presented and provide valuable insight as to how the esophageal epithelium develops during fetal life. It is a coincidence that the month of April, 2003 also brings two other reports from Korea and Los Angeles on the same subject.[2,3] Two sets of...

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    Dear Editor

    We would like to thank Dr Chandrasoma for his attentive reading and kind comments on our work published in Gut.[1] He has also provided the readers with an admirable synthesis of the most recent research on the development of the different mucosal types in the gastro-oesophageal junction region. By means of this letter, we want to reflect on some of his comments.

    The quintessence of Dr Cha...

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