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Author Hüser, Norbert ♦ Brücher, Björn L.D.M. ♦ Nährig, Jörg ♦ Matevossian, Edouard ♦ Feuβner, Hubertus
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Content type Text
Publisher Karger Publishers
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2016-08-17
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RC799-869
Subject Keyword GIST ♦ Internal medicine ♦ Diseases of the digestive system ♦ Medicine ♦ Glomus tumor ♦ Gastroenterology ♦ Specialties of internal medicine ♦ Gastric glomangioblastoma
Abstract Glomus tumor is an infrequent and in most cases benign mesenchymal neoplasia which affects subcutaneous/submucosal tissue and occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, solid organs (e.g. liver, kidney) and the extremities. Visceral glomus tumor of the stomach generally presents with non-specific epigastric pain, loss of appetite and GI bleeding (melaena), often without haemodynamic instability. Macroscopic appearances on upper GI endoscopy are non-diagnostic. Endosonographic appearances are generally heterogenous and poorly-reflective, hence fail to differentiate glomus tumor from other potential diagnoses. Histological confirmation of the diagnosis is only possible when a fine needle biopsy is inclusive of abnormal tissue. These difficulties in diagnosis mean that in many cases, only immunohistochemical analysis of surgically resected tissue can distinguish glomus tumor from several possible differentials. Therefore, endoscopically-assisted laparoscopic curative wedge-resection of a lesion suspicious for glomus tumor of the upper gastrointestinal tract must be considered first-line in terms of a combined investigative and curative approach.
ISSN 16620631
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-01-01
e-ISSN 16620631
Journal Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 5

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