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Synchronous poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma with gastrointestinal stromal tumor: A case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Author: Magdalene Kanapilly F
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2014;3(1):224-227 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.1.049


Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is categorized as a mesenchymal tumor. In the abdomen more than half occur in the stomach. Adenocarcinoma is the most common epithelial malignancy of stomach comprising over 90% of all gastric cancers. The simultaneous occurrence of both these tumors together is rare. This is an interesting case report of a 54 year old lady with synchronous occurrence of GIST and poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of intestinal type. A brief review of literature is done regarding the reported cases and proposed hypothesis.

Keywords: Poorly differentiated carcinoma, GIST, Synchronous

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