Gastric inflammatory fibroid polyp treated with Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy

Shoji Hirasaki, Minoru Matsubara, Fusao Ikeda, Hideaki Taniguchi, Seiyuu Suzuki

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Abstract

Gastric inflammatory Fibroid polyps (IFPs) are rare benign lesions that occur in the distal stomach. We describe a 56-year-old woman with Helicobacter pyloti (H. pylori)-positive gastric IFP treated with eradication. Endoscopic examination revealed a submucosal tumor, 35 mm in diameter, with an ulcerated apex at the antrum. H. pylori were positive by both histology and tissue culture, and eradication (a proton pump inhibitor, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin) was performed. After 6 months, the tumor morphologically changed and decreased in size. This case suggests that H. pylori may play a role in the pathogenesis of gastric IFPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-858
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume46
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2007

Keywords

  • Endoscopic biopsy
  • Gastric submucosal tumor
  • Inflammation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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