|Candidal Ulcer of Stomach|
Fungal invasion of epithelium and submucosa
Accompanied by acute and chronic inflammation.,
Immunocompromised or debilitated hosts
Associated with oral and esophageal candidiasis
Usually not diagnosed ante-mortem
Candida may colonize preexisting ulcers including those associated with malignancy
|General Gross Description|
May cover part or all of preexisting ulcer base
|General Microscopic Description|
Characteristic pseudohyphae which do not branch.
Blastocysts also seen.
Stains such as periodic-acid-Schiff (PAS) and Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) will highlight fungal walls
Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 2d edition, Sternberg SS (ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven,1996, p. 1287.
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|Candidal Ulcer of Stomach
||Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T63000D05570)