Rich A, Toro TZ, Tanksley J, Fiske WH, Lind CD, Ayers GD, Piessevaux H, Washington MK, Coffey RJ. Distinguishing Ménétrier's disease from its mimics. Gut. 2010 Dec;59(59). 1617-24. PMID: 20926644 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3020399 NIHMSID: NIHMS235376.
Ménétrier's disease (MD) is a rare hypertrophic gastropathy characterised by giant rugal folds, hypochlorhydria, protein loss and a classic constellation of symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and peripheral oedema). It is considered a clinical diagnosis that may at times be difficult to establish. Firm diagnostic criteria for MD are proposed by delineating the clinicopathological features that best differentiate MD from its mimics.