Gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor treated with combined laparoscopic and endoscopic gastric wedge resection: A case report

Masato Hayashi, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Shuhei Mayanagi, Rieko Nakamura, Koichi Suda, Norihito Wada, Yuko Kitagawa

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Abstract

Background: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is an uncommon soft tissue neoplasm rarely reported in the stomach. Case presentation: We identified a tumor highly suggestive of poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma in the lesser curvature of the stomach of a 53-year-old female during screening endoscopy. Although the patient's gastric biopsy did not reveal cancer, the tumor configuration was strongly suspicious for malignancy, and we performed a gastric wedge resection using a combined laparoscopic and endoscopic method. The lesion was diagnosed as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor based on its morphological and immunohistological features. Conclusions: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors in the stomach. We present a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor safely treated with combined laparoscopic and endoscopic gastric wedge resection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number161
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-08-2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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