Medical Dictionary: Giant hypertrophic gastritis


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Giant hypertrophic gastritis: Another name for Ménétrier's disease.
Giant hypertrophic gastritis (condition): Rare chronic disease with excessive growth of skin folds in the stomach.

Giant hypertrophic gastritis: Ménétrier's disease causes giant folds of tissue to grow in the wall of the stomach. The tissue may be inflamed and may contain ulcers. The disease also causes glands in the stomach to waste away and interferes with the body's absorption of a protein called albumin. 1

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1. excerpt from Ménétrier's Disease: NIDDK

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