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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Aug 2005|
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