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J Reprod Med. 2003 Aug;48(8):655-8.

Large gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as an ovarian tumor. A case report.

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  • 11st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Department of Transplantation and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract localized mostly in the upper or medial part of the digestion tract.

CASE:

A colonic GIST in a young woman extended to the pelvis, giving the impression of an ovarian tumor.

CONCLUSION:

In the case of a pelvic mass, especially if other unusual anamnestic data and signs are present, the possibility of other than a gynecologic tumor has to be considered. Every effort should be made to identify the origin of the tumor and related anatomic structures, especially the ovaries.

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12971151
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