Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour of Pelvic Wall: Report of a Case

Fazl QP, and Mohammad Yousuf K, and Nawab AK, and Afak YS, and Zubaida R, and Rayees AM, and Arif HS, (2015) Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour of Pelvic Wall: Report of a Case. Journal of Surgical Academia, 5 (2). pp. 33-35. ISSN 2231-7481


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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) because of its arity continues to be a curiosity for radiologists, surgeons and pathologist. These tumors are usually found in astrointestinal tract (GIT) but account for less than 1% of GIT tumors. A 35-year-old male presented to us with complaints of painful micturation which on radiologic evaluation revealed a large mass in relation to urinary bladder. The tru-cut biopsy reported a low grade soft tissue tumour. The said mass was excised on laparotomy and sent for histopathological examination which reported as high grade GIST or a pleomorphic sarcoma as possibilities. Immuno-histochemistry finally confirmed the diagnosis of a GIST with CD 34 positive and C-Kit negative status. Approximately, 95% of GIST tumors are C-Kit positive and hardly 5% are C-Kit negative. C-Kit negative status makes this case report more worth reporting.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Pelvic, GIST, Tumor, Mesenchymal, Sarcoma
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:9293
Deposited By: mr Afandi
Deposited On:14 Dec 2015 07:29
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:49

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