Ak Nalbant O.,Mh Manisa State Hospital |
Temiz P.,Celal Bayar University |
Vural S.,Mh Manisa State Hospital |
Celalettin Keles M.,Mh Manisa State Hospital
Turk Patoloji Dergisi/Turkish Journal of Pathology | Year: 2010
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.