Published online Apr 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i13.2092
Revised: January 31, 2013
Accepted: February 5, 2013
Published online: April 7, 2013
Core tip: Early gastric cancer (EGC) detection rate in China is much lower than that in Japan, where > 80% of EGC is detected. How to avoid missed diagnosis of EGC is most important for digestive endoscopy practice. We found that there were many influencing factors for missed diagnosis of EGC. The most critical issue for endoscopists to avoid missed diagnosis is being cautious about each individual patient.