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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Oct;27(4):225-228. Korean. Case Report.
Ko JS , Yun IS , Kim MS , Baek I , Lee MS , Yoo CW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common complications in patients with chronic renal failure. Common causes are peptic ulcer, gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis, Mallory-Weiss tear, and angiodysplasia. However, gastric polyp is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. We diagnosed a bleeding hyperplastic polyp in chronic renal failure patient with melena. He had a bleeding polyp with a Y-shaped stalk. This polyp was treated effectively by endoscopic snare polypectomy.

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