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Gastric schwannoma presenting with perforation and abscess formation: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22256482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Gastric Schwannoma represent only 0.2% of all gastric tumors and 4% of all benign gastric neoplasms. They are usually asymptomatic but can present with variable symptoms. The authors report a case of a 29-year-old male patient who presented with fever and abdominal pain with epigastric mass. Pre-operative diagnosis was gastric lymphoma with perforation and an abscess formation. Hemigastrectomy with Billroth II anastomosis was performed The pathologic examination and immunohistochemical studies confirmed gastric Schawannoma as the diagnosis. The post-operative course was uneventful. Gastric Schwannoma are difficult if not impossible to diagnose preoperatively as endoscopic and radiologic findings are nonspecific. The treatment of choice is complete surgical resection because of diagnostic uncertainty and the long-term outcome is excellent. This is the first report of gastric Schwannoma presenting with concealed perforation and an abscess formation. The literature was reviewed.
Chakrapan Euanorasetr; Weerapat Suwanthanma
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1399-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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