Case report

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

, 10:211

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

  • Wenhua LiAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Email author 
  • , Yanfen CuiAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  • , Gang RenAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  • , Jun WangAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatric Surgery, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  • , Xiangru WuAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

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.

Keywords

Children CT Extragastrointestinal stromal tumor