Date of Presentation:3/2/2016

Attending pathologist: Wei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Presented by: Stephan M. Smith, M.D.

Prepared by: Stephan M. Smith, M.D.



30ish old female with abdominal epigastric pain.

EGD identified a normal-appearing gastric mucosa with extensive food contents within the pylorus.

What is the diagnosis?

  1. Infection/colonization with Micrococcus spp.
  2. Focal sloughing-dysplasia of gastric epithelium
  3. Infection/colonization with Sarcina spp.
  4. Superficial fungal infection
  5. Chronic active gastritis with Helicobacter spp.
Infection/colonization with Sarcina spp.