Extraintestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumor of undetermined origin: Is the mass resection a wrong approach? A case report and review of the literature

  • Özgür Haki Yüksel | ozgurhaki@gmail.com Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research & Training Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Serkan Akan Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research & Training Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Çaglar Yildirim Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research & Training Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ahmet Ürkmez Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research & Training Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ayhan Verit Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research & Training Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) was first defined by Mazur et al. in 1983. GIST is evaluated among tumoral lesions that can be acquired or congenital. Those not associated with gastrointestinal system are termed as extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST). EGISTs can develop on intraperitoneal spaces as omentum, mesenterium and gallbladder and they can occur on retroperitoneum, extraperitoneal (prostate) and intrapelvic organs. Herein, we present a case with EGIST in a 65-year-old male patient located in intrapelvic and retroprostatic area which had no connection with gastrointestinal system as assessed by radiological methods and we discuss its treatment. We reviewed the literature and observed that ours is the first case report on a patient in which the mass was only extirpated rather than performing radical surgery. He is still at the 2. year of his follow-up period without any disease recurrence.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2015-07-07
Info
Issue
Section
Case Reports - Prostate
Keywords:
Extragastrointestinal stromal tumor, Prostate, Mass extirpation
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 2019

  • PDF: 783
  • SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: 436
How to Cite
Yüksel, Özgür H., Akan, S., Yildirim, Çaglar, Ürkmez, A., & Verit, A. (2015). Extraintestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumor of undetermined origin: Is the mass resection a wrong approach? A case report and review of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 87(2), 177-178. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2015.2.177

Most read articles by the same author(s)