Giant hypertrophic gastritis. Definition

Medical Definition: Giant hypertrophic gastritis

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. The giant hypertrophic gastritis patients may have a higher risk of getting stomach cancer. Also called Menetrier disease and hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa.

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