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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 4270248, 3 pages
Case Report

Hyperplastic Polyps and Gastroduodenal Pseudomelanosis

1Department of Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2Department of Digestive Diseases and Transplantation, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3Department of Pathology and Hematology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Akanksha Agrawal; moc.liamg@rga12ahsknaka

Received 18 August 2017; Revised 18 October 2017; Accepted 23 October 2017; Published 15 November 2017

Academic Editor: Yoshifumi Nakayama

Copyright © 2017 Akanksha Agrawal 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.


Pseudomelanosis is a rare endoscopic finding of the upper gastrointestinal tract characterized by hemosiderin deposits in histiocytes of lamina propria. We report a case of 72-year-old lady on chronic oral iron supplementation diagnosed with gastric hyperplastic polyps with background pseudomelanosis of stomach and duodenum. Concomitant occurrence of gastric pseudomelanosis, duodenal pseudomelanosis, and gastric hyperplastic polyps has never been reported. Its presence in the absence of gastritis raises question if pseudomelanosis could be associated with hyperplastic polyp. With limited literature on its etiology and prognosis, these patients should be prospectively followed and reported to study the natural history of the disease.