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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006;32(1): 67-70.
내시경으로 치료한 대장 과립세포종 1예
박남영·김규종·김윤정·노지훈·임대관·남지현·문원·박무인·박선자·천봉권*
고신대학교 의과대학 내과학교실, *진단병리학교실
A Case of Granular Cell Tumor of the Colon Treated by Colonoscopy
Nam Young Park, M.D., Kyu-Jong Kim, M.D., Yoon Jeong Kim, M.D., Ji Hun Roh, M.D., Dae Gwan Im, M.D., Ji Hyun Nam, M.D., Won Moon, M.D., Moo In Park, M.D., Seun Ja Park, M.D. and Bong Kwon Cheon, M.D.*
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Pathology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Abstract
Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a relatively rare benign tumor that can be located anywhere throughout the body, but it is uncommon in the gastrointestinal tract, and especially in the colon and rectum. A 41-year-old man visited our hospital with a three-month history of intermittent abdominal discomfort at the left lower quadrant area. Colonoscopic examination revealed a hemispheric, submucosal lesion, about 1.5⁓1.2 cm in size, on the opposite side of the ileocecal valve in the proximal ascending colon. The tumor was removed by an endoscopic snare without any immediate complication. The pathologic findings revealed spindled or polygonal large cells that were positive for S-100, neuron-specific enolase and vimentin, and they were negative for smooth muscle actin and desmin, which was consistent with granular cell tumor. We report here on a case of granular cell tumor of the colon that was successfully treated with endoscopic polypectomy. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2006;32:67⁣ 70)
Key Words: Granular cell tumor, Colon, Endoscopic polypectomy
주요어: 과립세포종, 대장, 내시경 용종 절제술
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