International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Surgery | India | Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021


Case Report: A Rare Presentation of Large Abdomino-Pelvic Malignant GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor)

Navin Kasliwal | Siddhant Jayaghosh Kaddu [2]


Abstract: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common sarcomatous tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and are commonly seen in Stomach (60 % -40%), Small Intestines (30 %) and Colon (15%) [1], they may occur anywhere in the entire length of Gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to anus, even in mesentry and omentum adjacent to but separate from stomach and intestines [2] which is rare. Pathologically Spindle cell form is the most common (70%) subtype of GISTs, less common are Epithelioid (20%) and rare are mixed type (10%) [1]. Small tumors <2 cm of benign variety make up most of the presentations of GISTs and are usually seen in the age group of 40 ? 60 years. Here we present to you a rare presentation of the less common Epithelioid variety of a large hemorrhagic fluid filledmalignant GIST measuring 27cm x 15cm occupying the whole of abdomen and pelvis in a 88 year old man.


Keywords: Gatrointestinal Stromal Tumor, Sarcomatous Tumors, Epithelioid Tumors


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021,


Pages: 210 - 213


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