J Korean Surg Soc.  2010 Dec;79(Suppl 1):S26-S30. 10.4174/jkss.2010.79.Suppl1.S26.

Gastric Cancer Associated with Gastritis Cystica Profunda in Patients without Previous Gastric Surgery

  • 1Department of Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. hansu@ajou.ac.kr


Gastritis cystica profunda (GCP) is an uncommom hyperplastic lesion, which is located within the submucosa. GCP may occur several years after previous gastric surgery. In some reported cases, it was a premalignant condition and may lead to carcinoma of the stomach. We report a case of a 54-year-old man with epigastric pain and dyspepsia. He had undergone peritoneal dialysis for end stage renal disease about 13 years prior. An Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed elevated lesion at the gastric antrum, looking like an advanced gastric cancer or gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Endoscopic biopsy results were tubular adenoma with low-grade dysplasia. When followed up 9 months later, the lesion had increased in size and symptoms remained. We therefore performed a subtotal gastrectomy. The final biopsy was adenocarcinoma arising in GCP.


Gastric cancer; Gastritis cystica profunda; Peritoneal dialysis
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