Hypertrophic gastropathy with transient sessile polyps

F. Pesce, A. Barabino, C. Dufour, P. E. Caffarena, F. Callea, R. Gatti

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We report an 8-year-old boy with hypertrophic gastropathy (HG) associated with duodenal Giar-dia lamblia infestation. The follow-up was complicated by the development of gastric polyps at the site of previous biopsies that spontaneously disappeared within 15 months. Despite the histological similarity, the different course between Ménétrier’s disease (MD) in adults (chronic, with frequent development of sessile or pedunculate polyps) and HG (uncomplicated and usually spontaneously resolving) suggests a different pathogenesis. Viral (cytomegalovirus) and bacterial (Helicobacter pylori) infections have been described in association with HG and they could play an important pathogenetic role. The term HG better defines the childhood disease in which a conservative management is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Giardiasis
  • Hypertrophic gastropathy
  • Ménétrier’s disease
  • Polyps
  • Protein-losing enteropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Histology


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