Gastric mucosal hypertrophy. Definition

Medical Definition: Gastric mucosal hypertrophy

Condition characterized by inflammation and ulcers (breaks in the skin or surface of an organ) of the mucosa (lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of cells that form the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss. Patients hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa may have a higher risk of getting stomach cancer. Also called Menetrier's disease and giant hypertrophic gastritis.

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