Gastric antral submucosal lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


A male patient presented with gastro-esophageal reflux disease that is resistant to medical treatment.

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Male

A well defined hypodense mass lesion is seen within the gastric antrum. It is of fatty atenuation value and does not show enhancement in the post contrast series.

Case Discussion

The abdominal CT study demonstrates the presence of a well defined hypodense antral mass lesion. It is of fatty attenuation and is non-enhancing. It is likely gastric antral lipoma.

Further laboratory investigation proved that the patient had an iron deficiency anaemia. Upper GI endoscopy confirmed an antral submucosal mass. GIST was considered among the differential diagnoses. 

The patient underwent laparoscopic excision. Histopathological examination after surgical excision proved gastric antral submucosal lipoma.

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Case information

rID: 26384
Published: 24th Dec 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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