Endosonographic features of gastric ectopic pancreases distinguishable from mesenchymal tumors.

  title={Endosonographic features of gastric ectopic pancreases distinguishable from mesenchymal tumors.},
  author={Jie-Hyun Kim and Joon Seok Lim and Yong Chan Lee and Woo Jin Hyung and Jei Hee Lee and Myeong-Jin Kim and Jae Bock Chung},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={23 8 Pt 2},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Gastric ectopic pancreas is the second common submucosal lesion in the stomach, and differs from mesenchymal tumors with respect to clinical approach and prognosis. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) findings for differentiating between gastric ectopic pancreases and mesenchymal tumors. METHODS All patients (n = 71) were diagnosed pathologically as having gastric ectopic pancreas (n = 18) or mesenchymal tumors (n = 53) between 2002 and… CONTINUE READING


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