Giant hypertrophic gastritis (Ménétrier's-like disease) in an Old English Sheepdog

TS Rallis, MN Patsikas, ME Mylonakis, MJ Day, T Petanides, LG Papazoglou, AF Koutinas

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An 11-year-old, male Old English sheepdog was admitted for weight loss and intermittent vomiting of 1 month's duration. A cranioventral abdominal mass, anemia, hypoproteinemia, and hypoalbuminemia were the prominent abnormal findings. Imaging studies identified a remarkably thickened gastric wall with multilobulated folds protruding into the gastric lumen. Gastrotomy revealed the presence of giant cerebriform rugal folds arising from the fundus and body of the stomach. Pronounced gastric glandular hyperplasia and lack of evidence of cellular atypia were suggestive of giant hypertrophic gastritis. The dog was treated with prednisolone, cimetidine, and hyoscine butylbromide, only to experience a short-term remission.
Translated title of the contributionGiant hypertrophic gastritis (Ménétrier's-like disease) in an Old English Sheepdog
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122 - 127
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Volume43 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


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