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Froutan H, Shafaghi A, Hashemi M, Shariat-Torbaghan S. Gastric Schwannoma: a case report. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2008; 21 (4) :227-230
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-344-en.html

Professor of Gastroenterology Department of Gastroenterology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University ofMedical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran , Froutan@ams.ac.ir
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 Abstract

 Gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors are a group of tumors originating from the mesenchymal stem cells of the GI tract. Digestive tract Schwannomas are rare mesenchymal tumors which occur most frequently in the stomach. We report a 56-yearold woman who was examined endoscopically for dyspepsia which she had suffered from since 3 years ago. Around gastric antral mass was seen. Surgical resection was recommended. The pathological examination revealed a spindle cell tumor that was strongly positive for S-100 protein stain and non-reactive for other markers. The literature is reviewed.

 

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Gastroenterology

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