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focal foveolar hyperplasia

Thursday 29 September 2016

Differential diagnosis

- hyperplastic polyp of the gastric mucosa

  • Focal foveolar hyperplasia and hyperplastic polyp of the gastric mucosa can readily be differentiated on the basis of architectural and cytological criteria, even in forceps biopsy material.
  • Since the hyperplastic polyp very probably does not evolve from focal foveolar hyperplasia, and the latter is not a pre-neoplastic condition or lesion, it is proposed that focal foveolar hyperplasia should no longer be referred to as "gastric polyp," which would avoid unnecessary follow-up examinations and possibly even surgery.

See also

- foveolar hyperplasia

Open references

- Special imaging casebook. Hypoplastic left heart, prostaglandin therapy gastric focal foveolar hyperplasia and brown-fat necrosis.
Herman TE, Siegel MJ.
J Perinatol. 2001 Jun;21(4):263-5.
PMID: 11533847

Paywall References

- Focal Foveolar Hyperplasia: A Rare Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Infancy. Corasaniti L, Bondioni MP, Salemme M, Villanacci V, Alberti D. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Feb;62(2):e18-21.
doi : 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000385
PMID: 26799280

- Idiopathic focal foveolar hyperplasia in infants.
Holland AJ, Freeman JK, Le Quesne GW, Khong TY.
Pediatr Surg Int. 1997 Sep;12(7):497-500.
PMID: 9238115

- Differentiation of focal foveolar hyperplasia from hyperplastic polyps in gastric biopsy material.
Stolte M, Bethke B, Sticht T, Burkhard U.
Pathol Res Pract. 1995 Dec;191(12):1198-1202.
PMID: 8927566

- Focal foveolar hyperplasia presenting as an antral-pyloric mass in a young infant.
Katz ME, Blocker SH, McAlister WH.
Pediatr Radiol. 1985;15(2):136-7.
PMID: 3975108