Mesenchymal GI Tract Lesions


Diagnosing GI tract spindle cell lesions is simplified by knowing the favored layer (mucosa, sumucosa, muscularis propria, serosa) in which thhe various tumor types are encountered. Some of the GI tract tumor types are addressed in this session as well as IgG4-related fibrosclerosing disease.

Originally presented on February 11, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Elizabeth Anne Montgomery, MD

Elizabeth Anne Montgomery, MD

Director, Clinical Gastrointestinal Pathology
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Orthopedic Surgery
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Elizabeth Anne Montgomery, MD, is Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Orthopedic Surgery and Director, Clinical Gastrointestinal Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. She is internationally known primarily for GI and soft tissue pathology, and has authored over 280 papers, written or co-written 14 books and 40 book chapters. She is also known for her teaching ability and has won many awards. Dr. Montgomery has given dozens of lecture series and seminars, both nationally and internationally, and is highly in demand as an invited lecturer.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • To become familiar with the types of mesenchymal tumors found in each of the layers of the GI tract.
  • To discuss the diagnosis of IgG4-related fibrosclerosing disease.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories