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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2012

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

Zeitschrift:
World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2012
Autoren:
Wenhua Li, Yanfen Cui, Gang Ren, Jun Wang, Xiangru Wu
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Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1477-7819-10-211) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors’ declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

WH Li, YF Cui, and G Ren contributed as diagnostic radiologists. J Wang contributed as pediatric surgeon and performed the operation. XR Wu contributed as a pathologist. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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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