Gastroblastoma, a biphasic neoplasm of stomach
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Gastroblastoma is a rare gastric biphasic tumor with both epithelial and mesenchymal components. They appear as submucosal lesion in the stomach mimicking a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Preoperative diagnosis is often difficult.We report a case of a 29-year-old female, hospitalized for epigastric pain with poor general condition. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a polypoid mass in the stomach near the gastric cardia suspicious of gastrointestinal stromal tumor. The patient underwent atypical proximal gastrectomy with splenectomy. Detailed histopathological examination of the resected specimen revealed the diagnosis of gastroblastoma. After six months, the patient developed loco-regional recurrence for which surgical debulking was performed...

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