Gastric concretion forming around a suture nidus and mimicking a gastric polyp on radiographs

D. K. Rex, G. A. Lehman

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A small gastric mass was detected by upper GI X-ray series and found at endoscopy to be a concretion hanging from a suture at a previous gastrostomy site. The suture was clipped and the concretion was removed endoscopically. Sutures protruding into the gastric lumen may serve as a nidus for the formation of concretions and because of their fixed position, these masses may mimic neoplasms on upper GI X-rays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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