Symptomatic sarcoidosis of the stomach

Marvin A. Chinitz, Lawrence J. Brandt, Michael S. Frank, David Frager, Leonarda Sablay

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A patient is presented here who had gastric sarcoidosis which was initially diagnosed as Menetrier's disease. The English medical literature comprises 19 cases with symptomatic gastric sarcoidosis, and these are reviewed. The clinical, roentgenographic, and endoscopic findings in gastric sarcoidosis are quite variable, but of the symptomatic patients, 75% present with pain and 25% with bleeding; surgery is required in 50% of patients, while of those treated with corticosteroids, 66% improve symptomatically. Endoscopic biopsies are accurate and essential in establishing the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-688
Number of pages7
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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