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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 20, Issue 7, Pages 487-489
Brief Communication

Gastric Calcifying Fibrous Tumour

Tan Attila,1 Dean Chen,1 Geoffrey W Gardiner,2 Theadore W Ptak,3 and Norman E Marcon1

1Division of Gastroenterology, Center of Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Oncology, Canada
2Department of Pathology, University of Toronto, Saint Michael’s Hospital, Canada
3Division of Gastroenterology, Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Received 25 December 2005; Accepted 23 January 2006

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Intramucosal gastric tumours are most commonly found to be gastrointestinal stromal tumours or leiomyomas (smooth muscle tumours); however, a variety of other uncommon mesenchymal tumours can occur in the stomach wall. A rare benign calcifying fibrous tumour is reported and the endoscopic appearance, ultrasound findings and morphology are documented. A review of the literature found only two similar cases.