Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 63, Issue 12, pp 3220–3223 | Cite as

Gastritis Cystica Polyposa: A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain and Early Satiety Treated with Endoscopic Resection

  • Nathan S. RamrakhianiEmail author
  • Sophia A. Shetler
  • Charles Lombard
  • George Triadafilopoulos
Stanford Multidisciplinary Seminars

Case Presentation and Evolution

A 51-year-old Korean–American woman with a history of untreated Helicobacter ( H.) pyloriinfection was referred for an evaluation of left upper quadrant abdominal pain and early satiety. She denied associated symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or a change in bowel habits. She had experienced left lower quadrant pain in the past but more recently had been having left upper quadrant discomfort with fullness and early satiety. She denied the use of tobacco or alcohol and had no family history of gastric malignancy. She was diagnosed with mild iron-deficiency anemia (serum hemoglobin: 11.2 g/dl, ferritin: 11 ng/ml, negative fecal occult blood test) approximately 1 year prior. A subsequent colonoscopy was normal. She did not take iron supplements. A follow-up CBC revealed hemoglobin of 12 g/dl and hematocrit of 36.9%. A computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast performed for an evaluation of abdominal pain revealed a 2.3-cm polypoid intraluminal gastric...


Author’s contribution

NSR reviewed the literature and wrote the manuscript. CL provided pathology images and edited the manuscript. SAS and GT edited the manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declared that they have no conflict of interest.

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Informed consent was obtained from the participant included in the case report.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan S. Ramrakhiani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sophia A. Shetler
    • 1
  • Charles Lombard
    • 2
  • George Triadafilopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyPalo Alto Medical FoundationMountain ViewUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyEl Camino HospitalMountain ViewUSA
  3. 3.Division of GastroenterologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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