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2021 Apr

Int J Surg Case Rep


Rare gastric neoplasm: Malignant glomus tumor of the stomach. A case report.


Alsahwan AG, Alfaraj ZM, AlSafwani J, Bunaiyan AH, AlKhalifah RH, Al-Saba'a SA, Al-Momen SA, Aldolah Q
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2021 Apr; 81:105802.
PMID: 33887847.


Glomus tumors are rare neoplasms that aris-e from neuromyoarterial canal or glomus body. They are mainly found in the peripheral soft tissue, extremities and rarely developed inside the gastrointestinal tract. In the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach is the most common site for the development of glomus tumors, and most often found in the antrum. Usually, the symptoms of gastric glomus tumors are non specific i.e (abdominal pain, GI bleeding and/or perforation) and possibly discovered incidentally during upper GI endoscopy.