Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 21, Issue 9, pp 1555–1556 | Cite as

Peritoneal Simple Mesothelial Cyst Misdiagnosed as a Gastric Subepithelial Tumor

  • Seokyoun LeeEmail author
  • Jungnam Kwon
  • Yongsung Kim
  • Keunyoung Kim
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Peritoneal simple mesothelial cysts are very rare mesenteric cysts of mesothelial origin. A peritoneal simple mesothelial cyst may be misdiagnosed, even by advanced diagnostic tools, as a gastric subepithelial tumor. A few cases that were misdiagnosed as a regarding peritoneal simple mesothelial cysts. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports regarding peritoneal simple mesothelial cysts.


Peritoneal Mesothelial Subepithelial tumor 



This paper was supported by Wonkwang University in 2016(SYL).

Authors’ Contributions

S.Y.L and J.N.K participated in surgical treatment, prepared the manuscript, and performed the literature search; Y.S.K reviewed the whole manuscript, offered critiques, and improved the discussion; and K.Y.K participated in manuscript revision and final review. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethics Committee Approval

Not applicable

Informed Consent

Written informed consent was obtained from the patient who participated in this study.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seokyoun Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jungnam Kwon
    • 1
  • Yongsung Kim
    • 2
  • Keunyoung Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University Sanbon HospitalWonkwang University School of MedicineGunpoSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Sanbon HospitalWonkwang University School of MedicineGunpoSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University HospitalWonkwang University School of MedicineIksanSouth Korea

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