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MÉNÉTRIER DISEASE - CASE REPORT

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Author(s): Vesna Brzački | Dragan Mihailović | Aleksandar Nagorni | Bojan Mladenović | Suzana Raičević | Daniela Benedeto-Stojanov | Goran Bjelaković | Biljana Radovanović-Dinić

Journal: Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis
ISSN 0351-6083

Volume: 21;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Ménétrier diseas | egastric body | hemorrhagic shock

ABSTRACT
Ménétrier disease (hyperplastic hypersecretory gastropathy) is uncommon disorder of the stomach characterized by enlarged folds. It is often accompanied by a severe loss of plasma proteins (including albumin) from the altered gastric mucosa. The disease occurs in two forms, a childhood form due to cytomegalovirus infection and an adult form attributed to overexpression of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-a). Our patient was a 44-year-old man, subbmited to hospital because of hemorrhagic shock. Due to the suspected malignancy, a subtotal gastrectomy was done. Currently, the patient is well and in good condition. In differential diagnosis, an infiltrating cancer, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome were being considered.
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