Here are some larger areas of gastric hemorrhage that could best be termed "erosions" because the superficial mucosa is eroded away. Such erosions are typical for the pathologic process termed gastropathy, which describes gastric mucosal injury without significant inflammation. The findings here fit with acute erosive gastropathy, but there are other patterns. Etiologies for the various gastropathies can include: alcohol, drugs such as NSAIDS, stress, uremia, bile reflux, portal hypertension, radiation, and chemotherapy.