Hepatic cyst misdiagnosed as a gastric submucosal tumor: A case report

Joong Min Park, Jin Kim, Ho Il Kim, Chong Suk Kim

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We describe here a case of 51-year-old woman with a symptomatic hepatic cyst that was misdiagnosed as a gastric submucosal tumor (SMT) with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and CT scan. The patient presented with an epigastric pain for two months. On endoscopy, a submucosal tumor was found on the cardia of the stomach. Based on EUS and abdominal CT scan, the lesion was diagnosed as a gastric duplication cyst or a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The operative plan was laparoscopic wedge resection for the GIST of the gastric cardia. A cystic mass arising from the left lateral segment of the liver was found at the laparoscopic examination. There was no abnormal finding at the gastric cardia. She was treated by laparoscopic hepatic wedge resection including the hepatic cyst using an endoscopic linear stapler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3092-3094
Number of pages3
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 21
Externally publishedYes


  • Hepatic cyst
  • Stomach
  • Submucosal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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