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July 1968

Glomus Tumor of the Stomach: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery and Pathology, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, and Wayne State University College of Medicine, Detroit. Dr. Kleyn is now in private practice in Cadillac, Mich.

Arch Surg. 1968;97(1):111-113. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1968.01340010141017

ALTHOUGH glomus tumors of the stomach have been reported with increasing frequency, they are still unusual entities worthy of continued study and discussion because they may masquerade as carcinomas by infiltration and they frequently cause massive gastric hemorrhage. Microscopically, in frozen sections, they may be interpreted as carcinoid tumors rather than glomangiomas, perhaps leading to more extensive surgery than required for cure. Our interest was stimulated by a recent case of a characteristic glomus tumor of the stomach.

Report of a Case  The patient was a 52-year-old white man who consulted his physician after noticing black stools four days prior to admission. He was admitted on Nov 5, 1966. Recently he had been in good health and denied any abdominal pain, discomfort, or vomiting. One week prior to admission he was given erythromycin therapy for otitis media. He had a fever of 101 F(38.3 C) four days prior to admission