Mntrier Disease

Ménétrier disease is characterized by a hyperplasia of mucus-producing cells combined with gastric protein loss. Endoscopi-cally, the rugal folds appear thickened and show increased tortuosity. Six-month endoscopic follow-ups are recommended initially, mainly to aid differentiation from lymphoma. Later, yearly follow-ups are scheduled due to the risk of malignant change.

Additional Studies

► Antral biopsy 2-3 cm from the pylorus

► Biopsy from the gastric body

► Biopsy from grossly abnormal areas

► Antibodies against parietal cells (type A gastritis)

► Vitamin B12 level (type A gastritis)

Fig. 3.84 Chronic gastritis. Prominent vascular pattern

Fig. 3.84 Chronic gastritis. Prominent vascular pattern

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment