Gastric xanthomas are rare tumor-like lesions, most commonly occurring in the antral region. We set out to describe a patient with a history of Barrett's esophagus status post two radiofrequency ablations (RFAs) and an endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) who developed a gastric xanthoma just below the Z-line with recurrent esophageal metaplasia. Histopathological confirmation of xanthomas are needed to rule out malignancy. While gastric xanthomas themselves are benign conditions, regular follow-up is recommended if there is a high index of suspicion of malignancy or alarming symptoms develop.
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Greenberg MR, Shah S. An Unusual Case of a Gastric Xanthoma: A Case Report. Cureus. 2022 May 15;14(5):e25026. doi: 10.7759/cureus.25026. PMID: 35719823; PMCID: PMC9199575.
Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students