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January 9, 1932


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From the Section on Roentgenology and the Section on Surgical Pathology, the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1932;98(2):95-99. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280003002

Although the term "gastric polyposis" is unfortunate in its indiscriminate application, it is nevertheless difficult to abandon without losing trace of valid case reports. The term has been applied to a variety of types of endogastric neoplasm and hyperplasia, whether single or multiple, benign or malignant. For this there is some justification in the fact that any pedunculated new growth or hyperplasia, whatever its histologic character, arising from a mucous surface is a polyp; polyps of any kind may be single, and polyps of similar structure, even though single, seem entitled to inclusion in the same group.

Conspicuous in the literature concerning benign polypoid new growths of the stomach, and almost invariably referred to in later discussions of this subject, is the thorough paper by Menetrier1 published more than forty years ago. Menetrier confined his exposition to simple, primarily benign, mucous polyps in which all the mucosal elements are

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