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Gastric granular cell tumour, a rare entity
  1. Cláudia Santos,
  2. Ana Virgínia Araújo,
  3. Helena Contente and
  4. Cláudia Branco
  1. General Surgery Department, Hospital Sao Francisco Xavier, Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Cláudia Santos, csfialhosantos{at}


Granular cell tumours are rare neoplasms that may occur anywhere in the body. The most common locations are the oral cavity, skin and subcutaneous tissue, with only 8% of these tumours occurring at a gastrointestinal site. In the specific case of gastric granular cell tumours, only a few cases have been published until today. Granular cell tumours are usually benign; however, some malignant forms have been reported. Both endoscopic and surgical resection represent the treatment of choice. The authors report a new clinical case of a gastric granular cell tumour, treated with laparoscopic surgical resection, describing some endoscopic, imagiological and anatomopathological features.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • stomach wall
  • endoscopy
  • gastrointestinal system

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  • Contributors CB is the senior doctor, responsible for all the decision-making. CS and HC were the surgeons who operated on the patient. AVA is a team member who participated in the preoperative and postoperative patient follow-up and also posted an important contribution to the writing of the paper.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.