Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the omentum: report of a case

Taro Oba, Takayuki Hamatsu, Yousuke Kuroda, Takafumi Hirata, Ichiro Masaki, Hiromichi Inoue, Akinori Kido, Satoru Funahashi, Ichiro Shima, Yasunori Iso, Hideo Baba, Yoshihiko Maehara

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A 69-year old man was found a mass becoming larger in abdominal computed tomography. The mass consisted of intermingling solid and cystic component was located below the liver. Abdominal angiography showed tumor staining supplied from right gastroepiploic artery. We considered the mass cystadenoma, lymphangioma, cystic mesothelioma, or gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) preoperatively, and then surgical resection was performed. The tumor was found localized in the greater omentum. Pathological examination showed the tumor composed of proliferation of atypical sort spindle cells and tumor cells were immunohistochemically positive for C-KIT and CD34, identifying the tumor as a primary GIST of the greater omentum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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  • Medicine(all)


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