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International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2022, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part B

Menetrier’s disease: A rare diagnosis established by ultrasonography and computed tomography
Author(s)
Dr. Sachin Khanduri, Dr. Ashkrit Gupta, Dr. Vaibhav Pathak, Dr. Surbhi, Dr. Zaara Khan and Dr. Vibhor Dhingra
Abstract
Menetrier’s disease is a rare condition of the stomach characterized by giant mucosal folds in the gastric fundus and body, diminished acid secretory capacity, and a protein-losing state with hypoalbuminemia. It is also called protein-losing hypertrophic gastropathy. It was first described by the French pathologist Pierre Menetrier in 1888. Menetrier’s disease has also a recognized premalignant potential although the precise risk of progression to gastric cancer is not known. Several studies reported regression of disease after treatment with the monoclonal antibody against the EGFR receptor. But the only satisfactory treatment has historically been and remains the surgical intervention with total or partial gastrectomy.
A case report of A 10-year male presented to the emergency room with a history of progressively increasing abdominal pain on and off for 1 month with epigastric region fullness, nausea, and vomiting. Generalized edema was noted on examination. An abdominal ultrasound examination was performed, and the patient was found to have diffuse mucosal thickening of the gastric wall with prominent rugal folds and echogenic mucosal lining with generalized subcutaneous edema and mild ascites. The patient underwent surgery and the diagnosis was confirmed by the histopathological report.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sachin Khanduri, Dr. Ashkrit Gupta, Dr. Vaibhav Pathak, Dr. Surbhi, Dr. Zaara Khan, Dr. Vibhor Dhingra. Menetrier’s disease: A rare diagnosis established by ultrasonography and computed tomography. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2022;5(4):86-89. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2022.v5.i4b.289
International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging