Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Dursun Özgür Karakaş1, Özgür Dandin2, Ahmet Ziya Balta3, Yavuz Özdemir3, İsmail Yılmaz4, İlker Sücüllü3

1Clinic of General Surgery, Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Bursa Military Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
3Clinic of General Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Clinic of Pathology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Gastric submucosal tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, endoscopic treatment


Although gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) comprise less than 1% of all gastrointestinal (GI) tract tumors, they are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the GI tract. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors can occur anywhere along the GI tract, but the stomach and small intestine are the most frequently involved sites. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are frequently asymptomatic, and one-third of all cases are found incidentally. Endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography, and computed tomography are useful tools in the diagnosis. Endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection, laparoscopic endoscopic cooperative surgery, and surgery with either laparoscopic or open approaches are treatment modalities for GISTs. An R0 resection is the principle surgery. Imatinib is the main medical agent used in the adjuvant or neoadjuvant treatment of GIST. We present a 65-year-old woman with an asymptomatic GIST that arose from a gastric polyp treated via endoscopic polypectomy.

Cite this paper as: Karakaş DÖ, Dandin Ö, Balta AZ, Özdemir Y, Yılmaz İ, Sücüllü İ. Incidental gastrointestinal stromal tumor at a gastroscopic polypectomy specimen: A case report and review of literature. Turk J Surg 2017; 33(2): 130-132

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - D.Ö.K., A.Z.B.; Design - A.Z.B.; Supervision - Y.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - A.Z.B., İ.Y.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - A.Z.B., Ö.D.; Literature Review - D.Ö.K.; Writer - D.Ö.K.; Critical Review - Y.Ö., İ.S.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.