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View in Spanish: Hipertrofia de la mucosa gástrica

Gastric mucosal hypertrophy (GAS-trik myoo-KOH-sul hy-PER-troh-fee)
A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of the cells that make up the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with gastric mucosal hypertrophy may be at a higher risk of stomach cancer. Also called giant hypertrophic gastritis and Ménétrier disease.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.