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World J Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct 7;10:211. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-10-211.

Extragastrointestinal stromal tumor of the mesoappendix: CT findings and a review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kong Jiang Road, Shanghai 200092, China. wenhuali@sjtu.edu.cn

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are nonepithelial, mesenchymal neoplasms that rarely occur in children.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We present a unique case of a GIST that developed outside the gastrointestinal tract within the mesoappendix of a 6-year old boy. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a slightly lobulated, homogeneous soft-tissue mass, with marked contrast enhancement.

CONCLUSION:

This case study provides new insight into the CT appearance of extragastrointestinal stromal tumors.

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PMCID:
PMC3500718
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