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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 850967, 3 pages
Case Report

Gastric Duplication Cyst: A Rare Congenital Disease Often Misdiagnosed in Adults

1Section of Pathology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II,” Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
2Division of Surgical Oncology, “F. Magrassi-A. Lanzara” Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Second University of Naples School of Medicine, c/o II Policlinico, Edificio 17, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy

Received 27 December 2012; Accepted 14 January 2013

Academic Editors: R. J. L. F. Loffeld, Y. Nakayama, S. Nomura, and N. Reddy

Copyright © 2013 Jessica Falleti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gastrointestinal duplication is a rare congenital disease which affected more commonly the ileum, while the stomach is rarely involved. Generally diagnosed in paediatric or young age, it could be difficult to suspect a gastrointestinal duplication in adults. Herein, we report a 55-year-old male with a gastric duplication cyst found on routinely checkup for chronic hepatitis and first misdiagnosed as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST); we also discuss its embryology.