Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Gastric Schwannoma: The GIST Simulator

Manuel Figueroa Giralt1*, Omar Orellana1 and José Manuel Herranz2

1Department of Surgery, University of Chile Clinical Hospital, Chile
2Department of Pathology, University of Chile Clinical Hospital, Chile

*Correspondance to: Manuel Figueroa Giralt 

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Introduction: Gastric Schwannoma is a very unusual mesenchymal tumor. The prognosis is excellent with and accurate surgery. Case Presentation: A 65-year-old woman with a 6 cm antral gastric submucosal tumor was resected totally by laparoscopic surgery. The biopsy showed a gastric schwannoma. Discussion: The gastric schwannoma is a rare tumor that can simulate other more frequent nonepithelial gastric tumors as GIST. The treatment of this rare disease is the total resection with free margins. Conclusion: Total laparoscopic resection of a gastric schwannoma can be achieved safely, with the benefits of minimally invasive surgery.


Gastric tumor; Gastric schwannoma; Neurilemoma; Mesenchymal tumor; Laparoscopic surgery


Giralt MF, Orellana O, Herranz JM. Gastric Schwannoma: The GIST Simulator. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1797.

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