Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2010, Vol 26, Num, 1     (Pages: 074-077)

Glomus Tumor of the Stomach: Case Report

Olcay AK NALBANT 1, Peyker TEMİZ 2, Safiye VURAL 1, M. CELALETTİN KELEŞ 3

1 Departments of Pathology, M.H. Manisa State Hospital, MANİSA, TURKEY
2 Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, MANİSA, TURKEY
3 Celal Bayar University, General Surgery, M.H. Manisa State Hospital, MANİSA, TURKEY

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2010.00999
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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.

Keywords : Glomus tumor, Stomach, Immunohistochemistry, Differential diagnosis