Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 1035–1039 | Cite as

Neoplasia in chronic erosive (varioliform) gastritis

  • Mitchell S. Cappell
  • H. R. Peter Green
  • Charles Marboe
Case Report


Chronic erosive gastritis is a gastric mucosal lesion characterized by multiple, small, sessile elevations with central erosions. Symptoms typically resemble those in peptic ulcer disease. The elevations may persist and appear as sessile polyps after the erosions heal and symptoms resolve with therapy. Adenomatous transformation is reported in a patient with chronic erosive gastritis who had serial gastroscopies. This report suggests a possible association between chronic erosive gastritis and gastric neoplasia.

Key words

chronic erosive gastritis varioliform gastritis verrucous gastritis hypertrophic gastritis adenomatous polyp gastric adenoma intestinal metaplasia gastric carcinoma surveillance endoscopy 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitchell S. Cappell
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. R. Peter Green
    • 1
    • 2
  • Charles Marboe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology of the Department of MedicineAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronx
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology of the Department of Medicine and the Department of PathologyColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterNew York

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