Tanzania Journal of Health Research

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Diffuse benign gastric inflammatory hyperplastic polyps presenting with massive Upper Gastrointestinal bleeding in a 19 year old boy: a Case report

Hyasinta Jaka, Mariam Mirambo, Peter Rambau, Phillipo L. Chalya


Benign gastric inflammatory hyperplasic polyps are benign lesions that rarely occur in young age. We report a case of diffuse benign gastric inflammatory hyperplastic polyps in a 19 year old boy who presented with cough, nausea, and hematamesis. In the presented case symptoms such as nausea and vomiting are non specific and may complicate in reaching a prompt diagnosis. We also highlight the importance of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) endoscopy in the diagnosis of GIT diseases
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