Retrospective endoscopic analysis of gastric xanthelasma in the non-operated stomach

Endoscopy. 1985 Nov;17(6):210-1. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1013005.


To investigate the significance of gastric xanthelasma, a retrospective review of 109 cases with an endoscopic diagnosis of this lesion was undertaken. A predominance in older patients was noted, with a similar distribution in antrum and fornix. In 15 cases (16.6%) they were multiple. They were occasionally associated with gastric erosions. In particular they were associated with chronic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia (48.9%). It is therefore concluded that gastric xanthelasma is not a rare lesion and that it is frequently associated with senile degenerative changes in the gastric mucosa.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Biopsy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dogs
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastritis / complications
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / complications
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / pathology
  • Gastroscopy
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sex Factors
  • Stomach / pathology
  • Xanthomatosis / complications
  • Xanthomatosis / diagnosis*
  • Xanthomatosis / pathology