NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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Ménétrier disease (MAY-nay-tree-AY dih-ZEEZ)
|A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of the cells that make up the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with Ménétrier disease may be at a higher risk of stomach cancer. Also called gastric mucosal hypertrophy and giant hypertrophic gastritis.|