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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Endoscopic Forum for Digestive Disease|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection
- Gastric aberrant pancreas
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging