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March 1988

Gastritis Cystica Polyposa

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Özenç and Aran) and Pathology (Dr Ruacan), Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Arch Surg. 1988;123(3):372-373. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400270112018

• Gastritis cystica polyposa was diagnosed in five patients between ages 29 and 61 years. All five had been operated on for peptic ulcer disease three to 26 years earlier, when gastroenteric anastomoses had been made. The presenting complaint was abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, or gastrointestinal bleeding. The lesions, located on the gastric side of the anastomosis, consisted of polypoid mucosal changes associated with hyperplasia and cystic dilatation of glands. Radiologic and endoscopic findings were often nondiagnostic, and surgical Intervention was necessary to relieve obstruction and to rule out carcinoma. Resection of the gastrojejunostomy site and choosing anastomotic techniques to minimize bile reflux into the stomach appear to be the preferred methods of treatment.

(Arch Surg 1988;123:372-373)

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