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2010, Volume 26, Number 1, Page(s) 074-077     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.00999
Glomus Tumor of the Stomach: Case Report
Olcay AK NALBANT1, Peyker TEMİZ2, Safiye VURAL1, M. CELALETTİN KELEŞ3
1Departments of Pathology, M.H. Manisa State Hospital, MANİSA, TURKEY
2Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, MANİSA, TURKEY
3Celal Bayar University, General Surgery, M.H. Manisa State Hospital, MANİSA, TURKEY
Keywords: Glomus tumor, Stomach, Immunohistochemistry, Differential diagnosis

Glomus tumors are benign, solitary neoplasms originating from modified smooth muscle cells of the glomus body. These tumors are rare in the gastrointestinal system. We present a glomus tumor that arose in the antrum of a 43-year-old female. During laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis, an antral submucosal tumor was found incidentally and total excision with wedge resection was performed. Histopathological and immunohistochemical features of this tumor were similar to those of a glomus tumor in any localization. In this report, we discuss the differential diagnosis of gastric glomus tumor.

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