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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 576263, 4 pages
Case Report

Resolution of Fundic Gland Polyposis following Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation and Subsequent Cessation of Proton Pump Inhibitors

1Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopy Fellowship, Gundersen Medical Foundation, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
2Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Health System, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
3Department of Pathology, Gundersen Health System, 1900 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

Received 16 July 2015; Accepted 11 October 2015

Academic Editor: Haruhiko Sugimura

Copyright © 2015 Joel R. Brockmeyer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gastric polyps occur from a variety of sources and are found commonly on upper endoscopy. We present the case of a 49-year-old female who presented for evaluation for antireflux surgery with a history of fundic gland polyposis who required twice-daily proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for control of her gastric reflux. After verifying that she met criteria for surgery, she underwent an uncomplicated laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation placement. With the cessation of PPIs following surgery, the fundic gland polyposis resolved. Fundic gland polyps may occur sporadically or within certain syndromes, such as familial adenomatous polyposis. Multiple possible inciting factors exist, including the use of PPIs. This is the first reported case of the resolution of numerous fundic gland polyps following the completion of laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation.