Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach with extensive calcification: Report of two cases

Hyun Soo Kim, Ji Youn Sung, Won Seo Park, Youn Wha Kim

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) can present with focal calcification. However, the presence of extensive calcification that constitutes the major portion of a GIST is extremely rare and can be associated with diagnostic pitfalls. We herein present the first two cases of rare gastric GIST with predominantly calcified components that mimicked pancreatic solid and pseudopapillary neoplasms with extensive calcification. In patients presenting with hyper-dense, heavily calcified masses in the abdominal cavity, the possibility ofGIST should be considered in the differential diagnosis. A careful search for cellular areas and the judicious application of immunostaining will thus make it possible to make a correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2555-2558
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume51
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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