Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as pancreatic mass

A case report and review of the literature

Jason L. Umphress, Kaveh Hoda, Hemlata N. Oswal, Shiro Urayama

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A 72-year-old female is described herein who presented with chronic right upper quadrant abdominal pain and obstructive jaundice. CT scan revealed a solid mass in the region of the pancreatic head, causing concern for malignancy of the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the lesion with immunohistochemical staining was essential in clarifying the diagnosis, demonstrating findings consistent with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). This was verified following a pancreaticoduodenectomy revealing a large GIST arising from the duodenum and invading the pancreatic head. Review of the literature reveals the current case is an exceedingly rare presentation of a small bowel GIST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume29
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005

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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Obstructive Jaundice
Duodenum
Abdominal Pain
Pancreas
Staining and Labeling
Neoplasms

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as pancreatic mass : A case report and review of the literature. / Umphress, Jason L.; Hoda, Kaveh; Oswal, Hemlata N.; Urayama, Shiro.

In: Practical Gastroenterology, Vol. 29, No. 8, 08.2005, p. 67-75.

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