Polypoid gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small bowel metastasizing to mesenteric lymph nodes: A case report

Dina El Demellawy, Phoebe Shokry, Alan Ing, Mahmoud Khalifa

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the commonest gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumor, which rarely metastasizes to lymph nodes. Therefore, unlike cases of adenocarcinoma, lymphadenectomy is seldom warranted. We describe an unusual case of a polypoid GIST of the small bowel which metastasized to the regional mesenteric lymph nodes at the time of primary surgery. The patient was a 79-year-old female who presented with partial bowel obstruction and anemia. The presented case has three unusual features, as the tumor was grossly pedunculated, microscopically pleomorphic, and featured mesenteric lymph node metastasis at the time of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Volume204
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2008

Keywords

  • GIST
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Malignant GIST
  • Metastasizing GIST
  • Pedunculated GIST

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