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Extraintestinal heterotopic gastric tissue simulating acute appendicitis

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Author(s): Elizabeth Bender, Steven P Schmidt

Journal: World Journal of Gastroenterology
ISSN 1007-9327

Volume: 14;
Issue: 14;
Start page: 2268;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Heterotopic gastric mucosa | Acute appendicitis

ABSTRACT
We describe the case of a 68-year-old otherwise healthy male who presented to our emergency room with signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis. Exploratory surgery revealed a normal appendix. Further examination revealed an enlarged lymph node-like mass of tissue near the appendix, in the ileocecal mesentery. This mass was removed and was found to be inflamed heterotopic gastric tissue. Although reports of heterotopic gastric tissue in the literature are common, we believe that this case represents the first report of inflamed heterotopic gastric tissue simulating appendicitis.
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