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Case report of a gastric glomus tumor
The patient was a 67-year-old man who vomitted blood during therapy while hospitalized due to an asthma attack. He underwent a gastric examination, which detected a submucosal tumor on the greater curvature of the gastric antrum and gastric cancer on the lesser curvature. This tumor was diagnosed as a glomus tumor by postoperative pathological examination. In Japan, glomus tumors of stomach have been reported in 50 cases including our case. The mean age of patients was 48 years (23 to 74). Nineteen patients were male and 31 female. The main symptom was upper abdominal pain. The tumors developed in the submucosal layer of the greater curvature in the antrum and the mean size was 2.8 cm. A Angiography revealed hypervascularization and endoscopic ulutasonography showed spheroid tumors localized in the muscle layer. Proeoperative histological diagnoses were often difficult. Two cases including our patient were associated with gastric cancer.
Gastric Glomus Tumor
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Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Okayama Medical Association
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