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Enfermedad de Ménétrier con compromiso gástrico difuso y duodenal: Caso clínico

By Macarena Gompertz, Cristián Montenegro, María Ester Bufadel, Carlos Defilippi, Jaime Castillo and Claudia Morales


Background: Ménétrier disease is a rare disorder of the stomach, characterized by giant hypertrophic folds that usually involve the gastric body and fundus, associated to hypoalbuminemia due to serum protein loss across the gastric mucosa. We report a 55-years-old male presenting with abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss and hypoalbuminemia. Diffuse hypertrophic gastric folds, elevated ulcerated sessile lesions and focal duodenal involvement were seen at endoscopy. Biopsies showed foveolar hyperplasia and glandular atrophy with cystic dilatation. A total gastrectomy was performed with a good outcome

Topics: Gastritis, hypertrophic, Hypoalbuminemia, Ménétrier disease
Publisher: Revista médica de Chile
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.4067/s0034-98872012000900011
OAI identifier: oai:scielo:S0034-98872012000900011
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