Incidental gastrointestinal stromal tumor at a gastroscopic polypectomy specimen: A case report and review of literature
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
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this case.
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.
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The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.