Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1988 May;8(1):45-48.

A Case of Gastric Leiomyoblastma


A 48 year-old man was admitted with the chief complaint of epigastric pain for 10 days. With upper gastrointetinal series and gastrofiberscopy, there noted a round hemispherical submucosal tumar at lesser curvature side of stomach. Because of continuous epigastric pain and large submucosal mass with mucosal ulceration the patient undewent operation. After subtotal gastrectomy, we found the round well-demarcated tumor with mucosal ulceratian and hemarrhage, which located at muscular layer. Microscopically, dominent cells of tumor are round or polygonal epithelioid cells, which cytoplasm was lightly eosinophilic and was tightly coadenced about nucleus so that the bulk of the cell appeared clear. In the immunohistochemistry with desmin, the tumor cells are positive. Histological diagnosis was leiomyoblastoma of stomach. In 1960 Martin et al. described six cases of unusual round cell myogenic tumor of stomach. In 1962, Stout report a series of 69 similar cases and he proposed the term leiomyoblastoma'. Until recent, leiomyoblastoma are rare and largely misdiagnosed as leiomyoma or leiomyosarcoma. A careful histological study is recommended in case of smooth muscle cell tumor of stomach

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