World Journal of Pathology Volume No 6

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Submucosal Calcifying Fibrous Tumor of Stomach: A Rare Case Report

Jayashree Krishnamurthy, Shetty Mahesh Sanjeeva, Kakoti Lopa Mudra, Nadig Deepak Muralidhara, Sowmya Uthaiah and Akriti Kashyap
World Journal of Pathology 2014, 3:10


Intrinsic visceral gastric calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor often noted as an incidental finding. We herein present a case of a 42 year old male who on evaluation for pain abdomen was found to have calculous cholecystitis and the routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumor in the distal part of the stomach. Computed tomography scan confirmed the above findings and the sleeve gastrectomy specimen showed a well circumscribed tumor beneath the mucosa. The tumor was composed of dense collagen fibers, fibroblastic spindle cells with areas of hyalinization, scattered psammoma bodies and nodular lymphoid aggregates which were characteristic of CFT. The smaller size, higher age at presentation, with no tendency for local recurrence and the characteristic morphology helps to distinguish gastric CFTs from other sclerosing stromal lesions in this region. 

Key words

Submucosa, calcifying fibrous tumor, stomach, psammoma body, lymphoid aggregate

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