The unique simultaneous occurrence of granular cell tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and gastric adenocarcinoma.

Joseph L. Sailors, Samuel W. French

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Granular cell tumors are generally benign oncocytoid lesions of schwannian origin that are often incidental findings in many locations. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors occur in older adults and express the c-Kit protein (CD117). Both of these tumors have been described in association with many other entities; however, they have never been reported to occur jointly. This report is prompted by the simultaneous appearance of 2 granular cell tumors, a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and a gastric adenocarcinoma in a 65-year-old woman with a history of breast carcinoma and granular cell tumor. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of these tumors occurring simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e121-123
JournalArchives of pathology & laboratory medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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