Dysphagia Due to an Esophageal Polyp After Gastric Bypass

Dina Podolsky, MD, Erin Moran-Atkin, MD, Jenny J. Choi, MD, Diego Camacho, MD

Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA (all authors).


Introduction: Hyperplastic inflammatory polyp (HIP) is an overgrowth of gastric mucosa associated with underlying chronic inflammation. Usually located in the gastric corpus and antrum, it has also been known to arise at the gastroesophageal (GE) junction

Case Description: We report a case of a large HIP located at the GE junction causing dysphagia in a patient who recently underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The polyp was removed endoscopically with resolution of the patient’s symptoms.

Discussion: We present an unusual case of HIP, the first such case in our experience, and report the successful restoration of oral intake in the patient.

Key Words: Hyperplastic, Polyp, Obstruction, Gastric bypass.

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