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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 28, 2016; 22(40): 8883-8891
Published online Oct 28, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i40.8883
Pathophysiological and clinical aspects of gastric hyperplastic polyps
Adam Roman Markowski, Agnieszka Markowska, Katarzyna Guzinska-Ustymowicz
Adam Roman Markowski, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Polish Red Cross Memorial Municipal Hospital, 15-003 Bialystok, Poland
Agnieszka Markowska, Department of Organic Chemistry, Medical University of Bialystok, 15-222 Bialystok, Poland
Katarzyna Guzinska-Ustymowicz, Department of General Pathomorphology, Medical University of Bialystok, 15-889 Bialystok, Poland
Author contributions: Markowski AR collected the information from published literature and wrote the paper; Markowska A collected the information from published literature and edited the manuscript; Guzinska-Ustymowicz K corrected the manuscript and designed the research.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest among the authors of this study.
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Correspondence to: Katarzyna Guzinska-Ustymowicz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of General Pathomorphology, Medical University of Bialystok, ul. Waszyngtona 13, 15-889 Bialystok, Poland.
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Received: May 28, 2016
Peer-review started: May 30, 2016
First decision: July 13, 2016
Revised: August 11, 2016
Accepted: August 23, 2016
Article in press: August 23, 2016
Published online: October 28, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: The present review is one of only a few papers describing the clinical problem of gastric hyperplastic polyps and their tendency to malignant transformation. For this reason, gastric hyperplastic polyps larger than 5 mm in size should be removed, preferably in one piece. After excision of polyps with dysplasia, careful endoscopic surveillance is needed, both places after polypectomy and surrounding mucosa.