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

  • Hyasinta Jaka Lecturer, Speccialist physician internal medicine-CUHAS
  • Mariam Mirambo Lecturer microbiology and Immunology CUHAS/BUGANDO
  • Peter Rambau patholoy Department CUHAS/BUGANDO
  • Phillipo L. Chalya Senior Lecturer, Dept of Surgery, CUHAS-Bugando
Keywords: Benign gastric inflammatory hyperplastic polyps, endoscopy, gastrointestinal tract bleeding

Abstract

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

Author Biographies

Hyasinta Jaka, Lecturer, Speccialist physician internal medicine-CUHAS
SPECIALIST PHYSICIAN , INTERNAL MEDICINE-CUHAS/BUGANDO
Mariam Mirambo, Lecturer microbiology and Immunology CUHAS/BUGANDO
Microbiology and immunology CUHAS/BUGANDO
Peter Rambau, patholoy Department CUHAS/BUGANDO
pathology department CUHAS/BUGANDO
Phillipo L. Chalya, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Surgery, CUHAS-Bugando
Senior Lecturer, Dept of Surgery, CUHAS-Bugando
Published
2013-10-24
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1821-9241
print ISSN: 1821-6404