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Hyperplastic polyps and cancer of the stomach

Polypes hyperplasiques et cancer de l'estomac

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Summary

The retrospective analysis of 76 cases of hyperplastic polyps (Group A) and of 40 cases of «Early gastric cancer» (Groupe B), demonstrated that the association between cancer and gastric, polyps is frequent (6,8% of the cases of group A and 39,5% of the cases of group B).

Moreover areas of severe dysplasia were present in 2 out of 87 polyps in group A.

These observations do not support the general opinion that hyperplastic polyps of the stomach are benign lesions and arise some problems about the surveillance of the patients harboring this type of polyps.

Résumé

L'étude rétrospective de 76 patients porteurs de polypes hyperplasiques de l'estomac (groupe A) et de 40 patients atteints de «Early gastric cancer» (groupe B) a démontré que le carcinome et les polypes hyperplasiques de l'estomac sont fréquemment coexistants. Cette association a été rencontrée dans 6,8% des cas de groupe A et dans 39,5% des cas de groupe B.

En deux polypes hyperplasiques de groupe A on a observé des zones de dysplasie sévère. Les observations ne sont pas en accord avec la tendance actuelle de considérer les polypes hyperplasiques comme des formations bénignes sans risque de cancérisation et suscitent quelques perplexités sur la surveillance de patients porteurs de ces lésions.

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Dalaiti, A., Santini, D., Grigioni, W.F. et al. Hyperplastic polyps and cancer of the stomach. Acta Endosc 11, 177 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02967291

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Key-words

  • cancer
  • early gastric cancer
  • endoscopy
  • hyperplastic polyps
  • stomach

Mots-clés

  • cancer
  • cancer superficiel
  • endoscopie
  • estomac
  • polypes hyperplasiques