Gastric polyps as precancerous lesions

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1997 Jan;7(1):29-46.


Gastric polyps cover a wide range of possible diagnoses. Endoscopically, the nature of the lesions can be diagnosed with a high level of probability. Nevertheless, histopathological diagnosis remains mandatory. The macroscopic appearance of gastric polyps is described together with underlying histopathological diagnoses, which are determinative for subsequent treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Gastroscopy
  • Humans
  • Polyps / pathology*
  • Precancerous Conditions / pathology*
  • Stomach Diseases / pathology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / etiology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / pathology*