einstein (São Paulo). 01/Jan/2017;15(1):112-3.

An unexpected cause of gastric submucosal lesion

Rachid Guimarães Nagem

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AI3772

A 52-year-old asymptomatic patient underwent a follow-up endoscopy for Barrett’s esophagus. His exam showed a 1.5cm bulge in the gastric antrum (). The patient was referred for endoscopic ultrasound, which considered the lesion as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (), but not a typical one, a computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen was, then, suggested. The CT revealed a heterogeneous lesion involving the gastric antrum and the left lateral segment of the liver (). The exploratory laparotomy revealed the lesion to be a chicken bone (). The postoperative was uneventful except for a suppurative infection on the surgical site.

An unexpected cause of gastric submucosal lesion