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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2013;13(3):154-157.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2013.13.3.154    Published online September 10, 2013.
Pathophysiology and Clinical Significance of Gastric Xanthoma
Hyung Wook Park, Byung Wook Kim
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. gastro@catholic.ac.kr
위 황색종의 병태생리학 및 임상적 중요성
박형욱, 김병욱
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 내과학교실 인천성모병원 소화기내과
Xanthomas of the stomach is frequently found during esophagogastroduodenoscopy especially in elderly patients in Korea. It is generally accepted as an aging process and is closely related to Helicobacter pylori infection. This lesion is quite common in Koreans compared to Caucasians and is ignored by Korean endoscopists. In this review, we tried to describe the pathogenesis and clinical significance of gastric xanthomas.
Key Words: Xanthoma; Stomach

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