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
- 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.
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