GI SNAPSHOT: Menetrier disease

Cardenas, A.; Kelly, C.
March 2004
Gut;Mar2004, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p330
Academic Journal
A 31 year old man presented with nausea, epigastric discomfort, and weakness. He reported coffee ground emesis, melena, and had a history of iron deficiency anaemia of two years requiring oral iron supplementation and repeated blood transfusions. He had no other significant medical, surgical, or family history. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed marked diffuse thickening of the gastric walls without any lymphadenopathy. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed giant folds with a polypoid appearance in the body and fundus of the stomach. These histological findings are characteristic of Menetrier's disease, a rare and acquired disorder of the stomach.


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