Korean J Gastroenterol.  2011 Mar;57(3):184-188. 10.4166/kjg.2011.57.3.184.

A Case of Menetrier's Disease Showing Mucus Bridge Observed during Endoscopy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. doc0224@pusan.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Menetrier's disease is a rare entity characterized by large, tortuous gastric mucosal folds. The mucosal folds in Menetrier's disease are often most prominent in the body and fundus. Histologically, massive foveolar hyperplasia (hyperplasia of surface and glandular mucous cells) is noted, which replaces most of the chief and parietal cells. Profuse mucus is usually observed during the endoscopy but there have been few cases that show interesting endoscopic findings such as mucus bridge or water pearl. Herein, we report a case of Menetrier's disease showing mucus bridge by excessive mucus observed during the endoscopy.

Keyword

Menetrier's disease; Mucus; Endoscopy

MeSH Terms

2-Pyridinylmethylsulfinylbenzimidazoles/therapeutic use
Amoxicillin/therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
Clarithromycin/therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Gastric Mucosa/*pathology/secretion
Gastritis, Hypertrophic/*diagnosis/pathology
Gastroscopy
Helicobacter Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy
Helicobacter pylori
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Mucus/secretion
Proton Pump Inhibitors/therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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