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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the pancreas: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22666718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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CONTEXT: Primary stromal tumors of the pancreas are extremely rare. Only four cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a new case and analyze, through a review of the literature, the clinical and pathological data, and the outcome of the previously reported cases.
CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 52-year-old-woman who presented with epigastric pain. Preoperatively, abdominal pelvic computed tomography revealed a pancreatic head mass. The surgery confirmed the presence of a large tumor of the pancreatic head. Pathologic results revealed a malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the pancreatic head, completely removed. There is no recurrence or metastases 10 months after surgery.
CONCLUSION: The current case consolidates the possibility that this rare tumor can involve the pancreas as a primary site and that GIST of primary pancreatic localization are usually of high risk of malignancy.
Authors:
Amel Trabelsi; Lilia Ben Yacoub-Abid; Abdallah Mtimet; Soumaya Ben Abdelkrim; Faten Hammedi; Ali Ben Ali; Moncef Mokni
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  North American journal of medical sciences     Volume:  1     ISSN:  2250-1541     ISO Abbreviation:  N Am J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521411     Medline TA:  N Am J Med Sci     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.
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