Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1996 Apr;16(2):221-227.

A Case of Gastritis Cystica Profunda Showing Giant Gastric Mucosal Fold


Gastritis cystica profunda is a rare condition in which mature glandular epithelium extends ino the tissues beneath the muscularis mucosae. It is analogous to similar conditions affecting the small and large intestines that are called, enteritis and colitis cystica profunda. Macroscopically, gastritis cystica profunda may present not only as a submucosal tumor or as solitary or diffuse polyps, but also as a giant gastric mucosal fold rarely These lesion have been found not only at the site of a gaatroenterostony but also in the stomach of patients without previous surgery. We present herein a patient having gastritis cystica profunda without any previous surgery, in which it present as a giant gastric mucosal fold.


Gastritis cystica profunda; Giant gastric mucosal fold
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