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Gastric abscess

Mar 1, 2004 | Magazine: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Fernández-Urién I, Súbtil JC, Herráiz M, Angós R, Espinet E, Carretero C, Muñoz-Navas M.

A 49-year-old woman presented with epigastric discomfort and vomiting of several months' duration.

Examination and standard laboratory tests results were normal. At EGD, a 15-mm ulcerated, protruding lesion with the appearance of a submucosal tumor was present in the prepyloric antrum. EUS revealed a hypoechoic, nodular, and poorly demarcated lesion with a heterogeneous internal echo pattern and a linear, highly echogenic structure situated in the muscularis propria. A GI stromal tumor was suspected, and the lesion was resected laparoscopically.

The resection specimen consisted of a 13-mm, nodular, ulcerated, submucosal lesion with an internal cavity that contained dense pus and a foreign body that proved to be a fish bone.

CITATION  Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Mar;59(3):396-7