Title

Tactile-Like Corpuscles in Gastric Mucosa: a Case Report.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The presence of tactile corpuscle-like structures in Schwannomas, Neurofibromas and Neuroid Intradermal Melanocytic Nevi is well-documented. We report a case describing the presence of such structures in the lamina propria of grossly normal gastric mucosa.

CASE PRESENTATION: A 30 year-old male underwent esophagogastrectomy for carcinoma. Examination of hematoxylin and eosin stained sections reveal tactile corpuscle-like structures in the mucosa adjacent to the main tumor mass.

CONCLUSION: This is a rare phenomenon and a literature search revealed only one paper describing such structures in the benign colonic mucosa of a colectomy done for carcinoma. We did not come across any cases in the literature describing such structures in gastrointestinal specimen resected for reasons other than carcinoma. To our knowledge this would be the first case reporting the existence of tactile corpuscles-like structures in gastric mucosa.

Volume

4

First Page

39

Last Page

39

ISSN

1477-7819

Disciplines

Pathology

PubMedID

16822307

Department(s)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, Pathology Laboratory Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article