Menetrier’s Disease

Menetrier’s Disease


MENETRIER’S DISEASE

  • Menetrier’s disease is an unusual condition characterised by hypertrophy of the gastric mucosal folds, mucus production & hypochohydria.
  • It is a premalignant condition.

Etiology-

  • Caused by excessive secretion of TGF α.

Clinical features-

  •  get confused with Zollinger- Ellison syndrome.

Treatment-

  • Gastrectomy.

Exam Important

  • Menetrier’s disease is an unusual condition characterised by hypertrophy of the gastric mucosal folds, mucus production & hypochohydria.

Etiology-

  • Caused by excessive secretion of TGF α.

Clinical Features-

  • Increased risk of gastric adenocarcinoma associated with protein losing enteropathy.
  • May get confused with Zollinger- Ellison syndrome.
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