Glomic Tumour of the Stomach: A Rare Cause of Anaemia
  • Cristina Marques
    Internal Medicine Department, Santa Maria Maior Hospital, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Dany Cruz
    Internal Medicine Department, Santa Maria Maior Hospital, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Francisca Pereira
    Internal Medicine Department, Santa Maria Maior Hospital, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Ana Martins
    General Surgery Department, Santa Maria Maior Hospital, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Daniel Martins
    Internal Medicine Department, Santa Maria Maior Hospital, Barcelos, Portugal

Keywords

Glomus tumour, gastric tumour, stomach, anaemia

Abstract

Glomus tumour is a rare benign mesenchymal neoplasm usually located in the dermis and subcutis, and most commonly found in the extremities. Glomus tumour in the gastrointestinal system is rare and its symptoms unspecific. The diagnosis of gastric glomus tumour is challenging due to the lack of specific findings on imaging and blood analysis, and so is usually based on histology and immunochemistry. We describe the case of a 22-year-old man admitted for pallor and anaemia, the diagnostic path, treatment and follow-up. The present case suggests that this rare entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of gastric lesions.

 

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Published: 2022-10-03
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 10 (view)


How to cite:
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Marques C, Cruz D, Pereira F, Martins A, Martins D. Glomic Tumour of the Stomach: A Rare Cause of Anaemia. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003595.

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