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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-42

Study on the evaluation of sonographic characteristics of gastric submucosal tumors


Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Faculty No.1, Pyongyang Medical College, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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Gwang-Il Kim
Pyongyang Medical College, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jms.jms_64_18

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Aims: The purpose of the present study is to evaluate some characteristics of gastric submucosal tumors on the ultrasound image that can be used for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors. Subjects and Methods: Subjects – 24 patients with gastric submucosal tumors diagnosed by physical examination, gastrointestinal endoscopy, ultrasonography, radiography, and pathological examination after the operation at Pyongyang Medical College Hospital of Kim Il Sung University from February 2009 to 2015. Methods – The ultrasonic diagnostic unit used was HD-6 type, and the probes with the frequencies of 3.5 and 7.5 MHz of convex and linear types were used. The patient was examined after drinking of 1–1.5 L of degassed water to evaluate the submucosa of the stomach correctly. The ultrasonographic evaluating indices were location, size, internal echo pattern, and homogeneity, and they were compared by disease. Results: We have identified some sonographic characteristics of gastric submucosal tumors. The incidence of gastric submucosal tumors by location was the highest at the body of the stomach as 20 (83.3%) patients. The number of patients with gastric submucosal tumors <3 cm was the highest. The numbers of anechoic and hypoechoic tumors were, respectively, 9 (37.5%) and 7 (29.2%), were more than others. Most of tumors (75.0%) were homogeneous. Conclusions: We think transabdominal ultrasound can be used as an alternative method for the diagnosis of submucosal tumors of the stomach.


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