Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Arising From a Gastric Duplication Cyst.
Fernandez DC, Machicado J, and Davogustto G. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor arising from a gastric duplication cyst. ACG Case Rep J 2016; 3(3):175-177.
ACG Case Rep J
Gastric duplication cysts (GDC) are rarely diagnosed in adults, but previous cases have been associated with malignancy. We present a case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) arising from a GDC in a 71-year-old woman who presented with 3 years of early satiety, anorexia, abdominal distention, and weight loss. Abdominal CT showed a 9.3 x 5.2 x 9.5-cm well-circumscribed cystic mass arising 3 cm above the gastroduodenal junction. The cyst was resected, and histopathology was consistent with GDC. Future studies are needed to clarify the malignant potential of GDC and the molecular pathways for its development.