Gastric schwannoma: An important differential for gastric submucosal tumors - A rare case report

  • Madhur Pardasani
  • Amol Mittal
  • Sonia Baral
  • Sanjiv Thakur
Keywords: Histopathology, Pathology, Stomach, Surgery, Tumors

Abstract

Schwannomas are slow-growing asymptomatic neoplasms that rarely occur in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is a submucosal tumor arising in the neural plexus of the stomach. We herein describe the case of a 60-year-old male who presented with dull aching abdominal pain associated with nausea. While general examination appeared normal, imaging showed a well-defined isodense lesion in the anterior wall of stomach suggestive of leiomyoma. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a globular mass highly suspicious of gastric malignancy. Laparoscopic wedge resection was carried out. Very frequently misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumors; hence, it is essential to differentiate schwannomas from mesenchymal tumors.

Published
2018-03-20
How to Cite
Pardasani, M., Mittal, A., Baral, S., & Thakur, S. (2018). Gastric schwannoma: An important differential for gastric submucosal tumors - A rare case report. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(2), 144-146. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCR/article/view/852
Section
Case Report