Gastric Schwannoma: A Postoperative Surprise - A Case Report


Gastric schwannoma
Submucosal tumor
Partial gastrectomy
S-100 protein

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Ait Ali A, Essarghini M, Hajjouji A, Sair K. Gastric Schwannoma: A Postoperative Surprise - A Case Report. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2014Jun.20 [cited 2021Jan.28];1(1):23-5. Available from:


Gastric Schwannoma is a rare, slow-growing, and clinically non-specific submucosal tumor, originating from Schwann cells with excellent prognosis after surgical resection.We report a clinical case of a patient presented with gastric schwannoma revealed by non-specific gastric signs and of which the definitive diagnosis is done through immunohistochemistry of the resected specimen, showing strong S100 protein positivity. The evolution is favorable after a partial gastrectomy with a decline of two years. Through this case, we are trying to trace the rarity, strong similarities with gastric stromal tumors and especially, the weak index of suspicion for this diagnosis.


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