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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2015;15(1):59-63.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2015.15.1.59    Published online March 10, 2015.
A Case of Gastric Granular Cell Tumor: Review of Literature and Features of Endoscopic Ultrasonography
Dong Jun Kim, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Joung Boom Hong, Byoung Hoon Ji, Chang Seok Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University School of Medicine and Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea. mdkhwook@gma
2Department of Internal Medicine, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, Korea.
3Department of Internal Medicine, Bongseng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
Granular cell tumor was originally described as granular cell myoblastoma by Abrikossoff. The incidence of GCT in the gastrointestinal tract is low, and most granular cell tumors occur in the esophagus and large bowel. Gastric granular cell tumors are rare and difficult to distinguish from carcinoid tumors by gross endoscopic findings and endoscopic ultrasonography findings. We report a case of gastric granular cell tumor, treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection, and review the endoscopic ultrasonography findings of recently reported gastric granular cell tumors.
Key Words: Granular cell tumor; Endosonography; Stomach


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