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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 17 (2003), Issue 6, Pages 374-375
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2003/627090
Brief Communication

Synchronous Epithelioid Stromal Tumour and Lipoma in the Stomach

Nabeel Al-Brahim, Jasim Radhi, and John Gately

McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Received 6 March 2003; Revised 31 March 2003

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Abstract

An 82-year-old man presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. A polypoid lesion of the distal stomach with focal ulceration was seen at endoscopy. This was treated by a partial gastrectomy. The resected stomach contained two separate tumours near the pylorus: a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) and an adjacent lipoma. The literature includes case reports of synchronously occurring GIST and adenocarcinoma, GIST and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and GIST and carcinoid tumour. Herein is the first case report of two distinct mesenchymal tumors coexisting in the stomach.