Gastric duplication cyst: Evaluation by endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging


Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are becoming popular methods for examining tumorous lesions along the upper gastrointestinal tract. Though duplication cysts are uncommon. EUS findings from gastric duplication cysts have accumulated and proven very useful for preoperative diagnosis. There have been few reports, however, concerning MRI findings from these cysts. We report herein the case of a 25-year-old man with a gastric duplication cyst. EUS demonstrated a cystic mass adjacent to the fourth layer of the stomach wall. MRI revealed a cyst containing low signalintensity fluid and high signal-intensity fluid separated by levels. In addition to the characteristic findings from preoperative examinations, the unique histological findings from the cyst are also described.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02355033

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@article{Takahara1996GastricDC, title={Gastric duplication cyst: Evaluation by endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging}, author={Takashi Takahara and Toshihiko Torigoe and Hiromitsu Haga and Hitoshi Yoshida and Shinji Takeshima and Shinji Sano and Yoshifumi Ishii and Takashi Furuya and Eishu Nakamura and Masahisa Ishikawa}, journal={Journal of Gastroenterology}, year={1996}, volume={31}, pages={420-424} }