Fundic Gland Polyposis Associated with Proton-Pump Inhibitor Use
KeywordsFundic gland polyp, gastric polyp, proton-pump inhibitor
We describe the case of a man with fundic gland polyposis associated with proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use. Some investigators have reported an association between long-term PPI use and an increase in the risk of developing fundic gland polyps (FGPs). These FGPs are considered to be reversible on stopping PPI treatment. The current patient had used a PPI for 10 years, resulting in multiple FGPs in his gastric body. However, 6 months after cessation of the PPI, the FGPs had obvously regressed, even though a histamine-2 receptor antagonist had subsequently been prescribed. This case demonstrates a link between PPI treatment and FGPs.
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