Fundic Gland Polyp
Cystic hamartomatous epithelial (gastric) polyp; Elster’s (gland) cyst; FGP; Fundic gland hyperplasia
Fundic gland polyps (FGPs) are small polyps typically located in the gastric corpus and fundus. Elster et al. first described them as a distinct pathological polyp in 1977. Their characteristic morphology shows cystically dilated glands lined by mucous neck cells, parietal cells, and/or chief cells. FGPs arise in two settings, namely, sporadic and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) syndrome-associated settings. FGPs are among the most common gastric polyps in both sporadic and FAP patients. In comparison to sporadic FGPs, FAP-associated FGPs are more likely to be multiple and to occur at younger age. Sporadic fundic gland polyposis (≥10 FGPs) is occasionally observed in the non-FAP population.
The pathogenesis of FGPs is not well understood. FGPs have formerly been regarded as nonneoplastic lesions, either hamartomatous or hyperplastic/functional in nature. It has...
References and Further Reading
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- Li, J., Woods, S. L., Healey, S., et al. (2016). Point Mutations in Exon 1B of APC Reveal Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach as a Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Variant. American Journal of Human Genetics, 98(5), 830–842.Google Scholar