Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Arising From a Gastric Duplication Cyst
Fernandez DC, Machicado J, Davogustto G. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Arising From a Gastric Duplication Cyst. ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Apr 15;3(3):175-7.
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.