A case of mesenteric gastro intestinal stromal tumors: a diagnostic dilemma

Authors

  • Rajalakshmi R. Department of Surgery, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Rajakumar V. Department of Surgery, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20223176

Keywords:

GIST, Mesenteric GIST, KIT mutation, Surgical resection, Imatinib

Abstract

Gastro intestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are non-epithelial tumors of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) arising from mesenchymal cells and interstitial cells of Cajal. It accounts for <1% of all of gastro-intestinal (GI) tumors and <5% of all GI malignancies. GIST most commonly involves stomach and small intestine, but rarely involves mesentery. Surgical resection is the main stay of treatment. Post-operative use of imatinib, delays the recurrence and improves the survival rate. In our study, we report a case of mesenteric GIST, a very rare entity and discuss the course of clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and prognosis.

 

Author Biographies

Rajalakshmi R., Department of Surgery, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Postgraduate resident

Department of Surgery

Rajakumar V., Department of Surgery, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Consultant

Department of Surgery

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2022-11-28

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