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Revista Médica Electrónica

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HERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ, Diana Maité et al. Gastric glomic tumor. Report of a case. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2013, vol.35, n.1, pp.38-44. ISSN 1684-1824.

The glomic tumor is mesenchymal tumor of benign vascular type. It arises from the modification of the cells of the plain muscles of the gnomic body, commonly observed in the dermis or in subcutaneous cellular tissues. It is rarely found in the gastrointestinal tract. We presented the case of a male patient, aged 62 years, who assisted the consultation because of sourness and epigastrium pain. As a result of an endoscopy we found a 3 cm tumoral mass covered by healthy mucous located on the back side of the gastric body. A contrasted X-rays study, a biopsy by puncture, and a subtotal gastrectomy were carried out. The histopathologic study showed a glomic gastric tumor, and its study was ended with the application of immunohistochemistry. Because of the difficulties for its pre surgical diagnosis, and because the histopathologic study is the unique form of determining the nature of this gastric submucous lesion with its typical characteristics, we decided to present this case, probably the first one diagnosed in Cuba.

Keywords : glomic gastric tumor; gastrointestinal tract.

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