Foregut Duplication Cyst of the Stomach: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
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.