Incidental Gastric Glomus Tumor After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Mehmet Tahir Oruc, Asst. Prof, Dr, Tugrul Cakir, Erdem Can Yardimci, Arif Aslaner, Alkan Sakar. Antalya Training and Research Hospital


Gastric glomus tumors are unusual benign subepithelial mesenchymal neoplasm of modified smooth muscle cells representing a neoplastic counterpart of glomus bodies and they could not be diagnosed preoperatively.

Case Report

A 38 years old woman was admitted to our clinic complaining for morbid obesity. Routine preoperative evaluation such as laboratory analysis, abdominal ultrasonography and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were made. She underwent classical Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Postoperative course was uneventful and she discharged for outpatient control. Histopathology report revealed as gastric glomus tumor with 0.8 cm in diameters. No further treatment was done and she lost 28 kg at the postoperative sixth month.

Here we present the case of gastric glomus tumor that was diagnosed incidentally after LSG.

Key Words: glomus tumor; stomach; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; incidental.

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