J Korean Gastric Cancer Assoc.  2006 Mar;6(1):43-46.

Incidental Adenomyoma of Stomach Associated with Early Gastric Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery,National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea. choish69@hotmail.com
  • 2Department of Pathology, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

An adenomyoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare, benign, tumor-like condition histologically characterized by glandular structures embedded within a smooth muscle stroma. An adenomyoma has been considered to be as an abortive variant of an ectopic pancreas. An ectopic pancreas is defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue that lacks anatomic and vascular continuity with the main body of the pancreas. Common sites of an ectopic pancreas are the stomach, duodenum, and upper jejunum. An adenomyoma may rarely undergo a malignant transformation or cystic dystrophy. Recently, the authors an experienced a case of an incidental adenomyoma of the stomach associated with early gastric carcinoma. We report that case here.

Keyword

Adenomyoma; Ectopic pancreas; Stomach

MeSH Terms

Adenomyoma*
Duodenum
Gastrointestinal Tract
Jejunum
Muscle, Smooth
Pancreas
Stomach Neoplasms*
Stomach*
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