A case of gastric aberrant pancreas, treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection for exclusion of carcinoma

Kazuko Shinagawa, Akio Entani, Yoshinobu Maeda

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A man in the 7th decade, in whom upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumor on the greater curvature opposite the angulus, was hospitalized for further investigations. The tumor was over 3 cm in size, and had a red central depression. The tumor was an irregular hypoechoic lesion, localized in the submucosal layer by endoscopic ultrasonography. Aberrant pancreas was highly suspected, but another diagnosis, for example, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or gastric cancer from ectopic gastric mucosa, could not be excluded. We performed endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Pathological study revealed a gastric aberrant pancreas. ESD technique is a useful and safe method for the diagnosis of submucosal tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalEndoscopic Forum for Digestive Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Gastric aberrant pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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