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Case of the Week

History: These images are representative of the findings from a patient with cirrhosis and multiple gastric antral polyps. What is your diagnosis?

Answer: Portal hypertensive polyposis.

Comment: The polyps resemble gastric hyperplastic polyps. Similar polyps can be found in the duodenum and even the colon. Note the striking vascular ectasia.

Reference: Kara D, Hüsing-Kabar A, Schmidt H, Grünewald I, Chandhok G, Maschmeier M, Kabar I. Portal Hypertensive Polyposis in Advanced Liver Cirrhosis: The Unknown Entity? Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Aug 1; 2018.

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