Schwannomas also known as neurilemoma, are rare tumors that emerge from peripheral nervous system, particularly Schwann cells. The gastrointestinal location is very rare being the stomach the most affected organ. However, gastric schwannoma represents only 0,2% of all gastric tumors. Usually they have benign prognosis, but malignant transformation has been described. Symptoms are usually vauge and depend on the localization1,3,4,11.
In this case report we present a patient with and antral submucosal gastric tumor that recived totally laparoscopic resection.
A 56-year-old woman, with hypertension, hypothyroidism, clinical history of six months of epigastric pain, without vomits, dysphagia, jaundice, fever or weight loss, and no specific founding at physical examination, presented for consultation.
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