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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1978 Mar;102(3):136-9.

Malakoplakia of the stomach. Report of a case and review of the literature.


A case of malakoplakia of the stomach associated with well-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the transverse colon was studied by light and electron microscopy. The gross appearance consisted of a slightly elevated plaque with umbilication of the covering mucosa. Histologically, the lesion was composed of submucosal proliferation of histiocytes with the typical cytoplasmic inclusions known as Michaelis-Gutmann bodies. Ultrastructurally, these inclusions had a dense central calcified body and concentric alternating rings. Twenty-four cases of gastrointestinal malakoplakia from the literature, including two cases of gastric malakoplakia, were reviewed.

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