Gastric glomus tumor diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: report of a case.

Yosuke Minoda, Kazuya Akahoshi, Masafumi Oya, Masaru Kubokawa, Yasuaki Motomura, Kazuhiko Nakamura

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Abstract

A glomus tumor of the stomach is rare. It is difficult to diagnose the tumor before surgery by only endoscopic biopsy and radiography, and there is no established method of diagnosis before surgical treatment. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) on a 50-year-old Japanese woman revealed a 10 mm submucosal tumor in the anterior wall of the gastric angle. Follow-up EGD revealed an increase in the size of the tumor to 15mm. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) demonstrated a 15mm subepithelial hypoechoic solid tumor with continuity to the proper muscle layer. Histologic diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasonography guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) was glomus tumor. The tumor was treated by laparoscopic local resection. The histologic diagnosis of the resected tumor was similar to the preoperative EUS-FNA results. EUS-FNA would appear to be an effective histologic test for early diagnosis of gastric glomus tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Volume105
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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    Minoda, Y., Akahoshi, K., Oya, M., Kubokawa, M., Motomura, Y., & Nakamura, K. (2014). Gastric glomus tumor diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: report of a case. Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica, 105(4), 105-109.