Benign intermittent gastric outlet obstruction in an elderly: Endoscopic management and brief review

  • I Masoodi
  • H Wani
  • M.B Tijjani
  • A Al-omair

Abstract

We describe the clinical scenario in an 80 year old female who presented with history of epigastric discomfort and postprandial fullness of three weeks
duration without any alarming symptoms. On upper GI endoscopy she was found to have gastric polyp with a long stalk which was partially obstructing her pyloric ring giving rise to features of intermittent gastric outlet obstruction Polypectomy was done with complete relief of symptoms .She is following our clinic for last 6 months now. Although possibility of malignant etiology in gastric out let obstruction ranks high in the elderly some patients are lucky to have a benign cause as the index case. Report of the case and brief review is
presented.

Key words:Inflammatory polyp, Gastric outlet obstruction.

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