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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331460/meckel-diverticulum-harboring-a-rare-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#1
Andrew C Berry, Rahman Nakshabendi, Ozdemir Kanar, Sean Hamer
BACKGROUND: Tumors within a Meckel diverticulum are a rare complication observed in only 0.5%-3.2% of symptomatic cases. The majority of tumors are benign, but some malignant tumors, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) can occur. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 48-year-old female who presented with severe abdominal pain and nausea and was found to have a GIST arising from a Meckel diverticulum. CONCLUSION: The differential diagnosis of a pelvic mass in a middle-aged female presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms must remain broad...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321772/paragangliomas-of-the-head-and-neck-an-overview-from-diagnosis-to-genetics
#2
Michelle D Williams
Paragangliomas (PGL) develop from the parasympathetic system in the head and neck (HN) and arise primarily in four distinct areas: Carotid body, vagal, middle ear, and larynx. Globally, the diagnosis and morphologic features are the same regardless of anatomic site, however the incidence, frequency of genetic alterations/syndromes and differential diagnosis vary. It is now recognized that nearly 40% of all HN PGLs are hereditary, including a significant subset without a known family history. Now pathologists are central to the evaluation for diagnosis and further management of patients with HNPGLs...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317407/using-molecular-diagnostic-testing-to-personalize-the-treatment-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Amber E Bannon, Lillian R Klug, Christopher L Corless, Michael C Heinrich
The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) has emerged as a paradigm for modern cancer treatment ("precision medicine"), as it highlights the importance of matching molecular defects with specific therapies. Over the past two decades, the molecular classification and diagnostic work up of GIST has been radically transformed, accompanied by the development of molecular therapies for specific subgroups of GIST. This review summarizes the developments in the field of molecular diagnosis of GIST, particularly as they relate to optimizing medical therapy...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288693/uterine-epithelioid-leiomyosarcoma-with-c-kit-expression-and-ywhae-gene-rearrangement-a-case-report-of-a-diagnostic-pitfall-of-uterine-sarcoma
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Terufumi Kubo, Shintaro Sugita, Ryuichi Wada, Noriaki Kikuchi, Masahiro Iwasaki, Yumika Ito, Taro Sugawara, Hiromi Fujita, Makoto Emori, Ryoichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Hirano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tadashi Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Uterine sarcoma is a rare tumor that is often difficult to classify based on morphological and immunohistochemical analysis alone. Limited access to molecular biological analysis in routine practice would hinder making a definitive diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe a case of a mesenchymal tumor arising from the uterine cervix in a 52-year-old woman. From microscopic morphology of the resected specimen, epithelioid leiomyosarcoma, high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, or uterine gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) were considered as differential diagnoses...
March 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287938/soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis-radiologic-pathologic-features-part-1-common-sarcomas-from-the-radiologic-pathology-archives
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Angela D Levy, Maria A Manning, Waddah B Al-Refaie, Markku M Miettinen
Soft-tissue sarcomas are a diverse group of rare mesenchymal malignancies that can arise at any location in the body and affect all age groups. These sarcomas are most common in the extremities, trunk wall, retroperitoneum, and head and neck. In the adult population, soft-tissue sarcomas arising in the abdomen and pelvis are often large masses at the time of diagnosis because they are usually clinically silent or cause vague or mild symptoms until they invade or compress vital organs. In contrast, soft-tissue sarcomas arising from the abdominal wall come to clinical attention earlier in the course of disease because they cause a palpable mass, abdominal wall deformity, or pain that is more clinically apparent...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220958/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-for-differential-diagnosis-of-submucosal-tumors-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
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Ken Kamata, Mamoru Takenaka, Masayuki Kitano, Shunsuke Omoto, Takeshi Miyata, Kosuke Minaga, Kentaro Yamao, Hajime Imai, Toshiharu Sakurai, Tomohiro Watanabe, Naoshi Nishida, Takaaki Chikugo, Yasutaka Chiba, Haruhiko Imamoto, Takushi Yasuda, Andrea Lisotti, Pietro Fusaroli, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To evaluate contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CH-EUS) for the differential diagnosis of submucosal tumors (SMT) of the upper gastrointestinal tract. METHODS: Between June 2008 and May 2015, 157 consecutive patients with submucosal lesions of the upper gastrointestinal tract were evaluated by CH-EUS. This was a single-center retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in a registry. The data from 73 patients who later underwent surgical resection were analyzed in this study...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185152/incidental-finding-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-during-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-obese-patients
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Germán Viscido, Franco Signorini, Luciano Navarro, Mario Campazzo, Patricia Saleg, Verónica Gorodner, Lucio Obeide, Federico Moser
INTRODUCTION: The frequency of incidental pathology found during laparoscopic bariatric surgery has been estimated to be 2%. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are infrequent lesions and account for less than 1% of all digestive tract tumors. The reported incidence of this type of tumors during bariatric surgery is around 0.8%. The objective of this study was to evaluate incidence, characteristics, and evolution of incidentally found GISTs in patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for the treatment of obesity...
February 9, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070658/getting-the-gist-a-pictorial-review-of-the-various-patterns-of-presentation-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-on-imaging
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REVIEW
Dominic Scola, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Ali Shirkhoda, Farnoosh Sokhandon
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, are a relatively recently described entity. Most exhibit a mutated tyrosine kinase receptor gene and in some capacity are treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors. GISTs can occur across the age spectrum but are more common in patients older than 40 years. They exhibit a wide range of clinical presentations and imaging characteristics. All patterns of enhancement on contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) can be seen with GISTs, including hypoenhancing, isoenhancing, and hyperenhancing tumors...
January 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000626/role-of-contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-submucosal-tumors
#9
REVIEW
Maria Victoria Alvarez-Sanchez, Rodica Gincul, Christine Lefort, Bertrand Napoleon
With the widespread use of endoscopy, gastrointestinal submucosal lesions are now more commonly discovered. Although endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is superior to all other imaging techniques for the diagnosis of submucosal tumors (SMTs), it is still suboptimal for differentiating hypoechoic lesions arising from the fourth sonographic gastrointestinal wall layer, which encompass tumors with very different prognosis. EUS tissue acquisition has provided with the unique opportunity to obtain histological confirmation, but it is not accurate enough to evaluate the malignant potential of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)...
November 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846844/a-rare-case-with-synchronous-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-and-uterine-leiomyoma
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Elena Arabadzhieva, Atanas Yonkov, Sasho Bonev, Dimitar Bulanov, Ivanka Taneva, Alexandrina Vlahova, Tihomir Dikov, Violeta Dimitrova
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, they comprise less than 1% of all gastrointestinal tumors. Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the gastro-enteropancreatic system are also rare, representing about 2% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms. Pancreatic localization of NET is extremely uncommon-these tumors are only 1-5% of all pancreatic cancers. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case with triple tumor localization-a gastric tumor, a formation in the pancreas, which involves the retroperitoneal space, and a uterine leiomyoma...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842558/perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-of-the-descending-colon-mimicking-a-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-a-case-report
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Ryuta Iwamoto, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Ayako Furuhata, Kazuo Ono, Seiichi Hirota, Kenji Kawada, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hironori Haga
BACKGROUND: We present a case of perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa), which clinically and histologically mimics a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old woman was found to have a mass in the left flank during her annual medical checkup. Computed tomography examination revealed a submucosal tumor of the descending colon. Surgeons and radiologists suspected that the lesion was a GIST, and left hemicolectomy was performed without biopsy...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788385/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-gastric-schwannoma-a-case-report
#12
Edgar Vargas Flores, Francisco Bevia Pérez, Pablo Ramirez Mendoza, José Arturo Velázquez García, Oscar Alejandro Ortega Román
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are a group spindle cell tumors which include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas and schwannomas (Nishida and Hirota, 2000). Schwannomas generally present as a slow and asymptomatic growing mass in the gastrointestinal tract typically arising in the gastric submucosa accounting for up to 0.2% of gastric tumors (Melvin and Wilkinson, 1993; Sarlomo-Rikala M, Miettinen, 1995). TREATMENT: with negative surgical margin resection (as approached in this case) is considered the standard treatment...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751600/pediatric-soft-tissue-tumor-pathology-a-happy-morpho-molecular-union
#13
REVIEW
Maureen O'Sullivan
Since its foundation by remarkably talented and insightful individuals, prominently including Pepper Dehner, pediatric soft tissue tumor pathology has developed at an immense rate. The morphologic classification of tumoral entities has extensively been corroborated, but has also evolved with refinement or realignment of these classifications, through accruing molecular data, with many derivative ancillary diagnostic assays now already well-established. Tumors of unclear histogenesis, classically morphologically undifferentiated, are prominent amongst pediatric sarcomas, however, the classes of undifferentiated round- or spindle-cell-tumors-not-otherwise-specified are being dismantled gradually with the identification of their molecular underpinnings...
November 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713191/not-ery-small-bowel-submucosal-mass-is-a-gist-a-rare-case-of-small-bowel-schwannoma
#14
Giuseppe Portale, Mariano De Vito, Alberto Morabito, Massimiliano Zuccaro, Valentino Fiscon
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas are slow-growing tumors, rarely occurring in the GI tract. When found, their location is mostly in the stomach. Presentation in the small bowel is extremely rare, anecdotal. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 47-year old male who underwent laparoscopic elective left hemicolectomy for recurrent diverticulitis. RESULTS: At surgery an exophytic mass originating from the first jejunal loop was identified and resected, under the suspicion of a GIST...
July 8, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698892/atypical-presentation-of-a-gastric-stromal-tumor-masquerading-as-a-giant-intraabdominal-cyst-a-case-report
#15
Ke-Kang Sun, Song Xu, Jinzhen Chen, Gang Liu, Xiaojun Shen, Xiaoyang Wu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms that arise in the gastrointestinal tract, accounting for ~1% of gastric malignancies. The present study reports the case of a GIST of the stomach in a 75-year-old man who presented with abdominal distension and anorexia for 1 month. Gastroscopy was unremarkable. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scans showed a giant intraabdominal cystic lesion of unknown origin. The lesion was initially believed to be a duplication cyst, a pancreatic pseudocyst or a liver cyst in the pre-operative diagnosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689519/gastric-gist-or-gastric-schwannoma-a-diagnostic-dilemma-in-a-young-female
#16
Sudhir Kumar Mohanty, Kumarmani Jena, Tanmaya Mahapatra, Jyoti Ranjan Dash, Dibyasingh Meher, Ajax John, Manjushree Nayak, Shafqat Bano
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the commonest mesenchymal tumor of GI tract and 60-70% of it seen in the stomach, whereas Gastric schwannoma is a benign, slow growing and one of the rare neoplasms of stomach. Age distribution, clinical, radiological features and gross appearance of both tumors are similar. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a rare case of gastric schwannoma in a 20-year-old girl, who underwent subtotal gastrectomy with the suspicion of a GIST preoperatively but later confirmed to be gastric schwannoma postoperatively after immunohistochemical study...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446428/gastrointestinal-tract-spindle-cell-tumors-with-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-prevalence-excluding-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#17
So Jung Lee, Chung Su Hwang, Ahrong Kim, Kyungbin Kim, Kyung Un Choi
Leiomyomas and schwannomas of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are mainly comprised of spindle-shaped tumor cells and should always be differentiated from gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Mast/stem cell growth factor receptor Kit (KIT) and discovered on GIST-1 (DOG1) are well-known diagnostic markers for the detection of a GIST by immunohistochemical staining. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence and significance of spindle cell tumors of the GIT with KIT- or DOG1-positive spindle-shaped cells, presumed to be interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), other than GISTs...
August 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330765/curative-resection-for-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-descending-mesocolon-with-metachronous-liver-metastasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Takaharu Kato, Hiroshi Noda, Iku Abe, Sergio Alonso, Nobu Yokoyama, Toshiki Rikiyama
Mesenteric leiomyosarcoma is a rare disease with poor prognosis. Previously, mesenteric leiomyosarcoma was not differentiated from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), which is the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract, and several cases of GIST may have been misclassified as mesenteric leiomyosarcoma. Thus, the actual clinicopathological characteristics of mesenteric leiomyosarcomas remain unclear. We herein describe a case of leiomyosarcoma arising in the descending mesocolon in a patient who developed metachronous liver metastasis...
July 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313719/malignant-extra-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-of-the-liver-a-case-report
#19
Yingchao Wang, Yahui Liu, Yanping Zhong, Bai Ji
Extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs) predominantly occur outside of the gastrointestinal tract, and their biological and histological characteristics are similar to those of GISTs. Primary EGIST occurrence in the liver is extremely rare. The present study reports a case of primary EGIST in the caudate lobe of the liver in a 61-year-old Chinese man. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a 7.3×5.1-cm heterogeneously enhanced neoplasm with solid and cystic components located in the caudate lobe of the liver...
June 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27277373/huge-perineal-tumour-a-rare-presentation-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-of-rectum
#20
K Nahar, G M Salahuddin, M R Islam, M S Islam, M A Quddus, M A Islam, B C Debnath
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is a relatively rare neoplasm of gastrointestinal tract of which Rectal GIST is uncommon. It produces symptoms of per rectal bleeding or change in bowel habit. Recurrences following curative resection are predominantly intraabdominal, hepatic metastasis occurring at a median 20-25 months following the primary surgery. A 42 years old male presented a huge mass in hypogastrium, the size of which was reduced ofter neoadjuvant therapy for period of 1.5 years. He underwent abdominoperineal resection...
April 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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