Gastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting as pelvic masses: Report of two cases


Erkanli S. , Kayaselcuk F., Torer N., Bolat F., Tarim E., Simsek E., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.101-103, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.101-103

Özet

We present two cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) that presented as pelvic masses. These tumors can present diagnostic problems and they may be difficult to discover preoperatively. GISTs are neoplasms that can be diagnosed utilizing immunohistochemistry, especially detecting CD117 (c-kit) reactivity along with associated histological features. GISTs, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of ovarian tumors especially when imaging studies and rectovaginal examination findings are inconclusive and vague. Histologic diagnosis of these tumors are important considering the efficacy of tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy after surgery in such cases.