Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2005, Vol 21, Num, 1-2     (Pages: 021-023)

GASTRIC PSEUDOLIPOMATOSIS: A REPORT OF TWO CASES

Sema BİRCAN, Şirin BAŞPINAR, Metin ÇİRİŞ, Nilgün KAPUCUOĞLU, Nermin KARAHAN, Özden ÇANDIR 1

1 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Isparta

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Mucosal pseudolipomatosis is a recently described endoscopic finding, which is characterized by the presence of small gas voids in the gastrointestinal (GI) wall, especially in mucosa. Because of the morphological appearances, these spaces were thought to represent entrapped fat within the mucosa. Although the etiopathogenesis of pseudolipomatosis is not so clear yet, some probable causes of it in the colon, duodenum, stomach and skin have been mentioned. It is believed that this common finding results from the dissection of the intraluminal air that is introduced into the mucosa of the GI tract during the endoscopy. In this report, two cases of gastric pseudolipomatosis, which were diagnosed incidentally in fundus and corpus of stomach, were presented and histopathological features and differential diagnosis of this rare lesion was discussed in view of the literature.

Keywords : Pseudolipomatosis, stomach