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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 482342, 5 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of a Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Stomach Presenting as a Submucosal Mass

1Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 256 B Mason Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
2Department of Pathology, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA

Received 12 March 2015; Accepted 7 June 2015

Academic Editor: Muthukumaran Rangarajan

Copyright © 2015 Wolf von Waagner 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.


We report a case of a 70-year-old man, with a status after aortic valve replacement, who presented with melena and hypotension. On physical examination, he was hypotensive, but he responded to resuscitation. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a submucosal mass in the gastric fundus. Imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis showed no evidence of local or distant metastasis. He underwent a partial diaphragmatic resection, gastrectomy, lymphadenectomy, and Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy. Pathology showed a gastric squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) invading the diaphragm, with negative margins of resection, and one positive perigastric lymph node. He received chemoradiation, but the patient expired 27 months after surgery.