Saudi Journal of Laparoscopy

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

Laparoscopic resection of a gastric myoepithelial hamartoma mimicked the clinical presentation of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Case report and review of literature


Mirco Santini1, Nicolo Fabbri2, Nicola Tamburini3, Giuseppe Resta3, Enzo Bianchini2, Lucia Scagliarini2, Gabriele Anania4 
1 CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute, Ferrara, Italy
2 University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
3 General and Thoracic Surgery Unit, S. Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy
4 University of Ferrara General and Thoracic Surgery Unit, S. Anna Hospital, Ferrara, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Nicolo Fabbri
Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara
Italy

A myoepithelial hamartoma is a very uncommon submucosal tumor of the stomach. The exact pathogenesis and natural history of these lesions are not fully understood, possibly because very few cases have been reported in the literature. Gastrointestinal tract adenomyomas are generally considered to be benign and may present clinically with in part long-standing, but unspecific symptoms, such as pain, nausea, anorexia, and in some patients, they can cause intermittent pyloric obstruction. In an atypical presentation in our case, myoepithelial hamartoma mimicked the clinical presentation of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.


How to cite this article:
Santini M, Fabbri N, Tamburini N, Resta G, Bianchini E, Scagliarini L, Anania G. Laparoscopic resection of a gastric myoepithelial hamartoma mimicked the clinical presentation of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Case report and review of literature.Saudi J Laparosc 2018;3:1-5


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Santini M, Fabbri N, Tamburini N, Resta G, Bianchini E, Scagliarini L, Anania G. Laparoscopic resection of a gastric myoepithelial hamartoma mimicked the clinical presentation of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Case report and review of literature. Saudi J Laparosc [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 13 ];3:1-5
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