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Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 11, Issue 9, pp 625–627 | Cite as

Skull metastasis from rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumours

  • Irene Gil-ArnaizEmail author
  • Javier Martínez-Trufero
  • Roberto Antonio Pazo-Cid
  • Francesc Felipo
  • María José Lecumberri
  • Verónica Calderero
Case Reports

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. Rectum localisation is infrequent for these neoplasms, accounting for about 5% of all cases. Distant metastases of GIST are also rare. We present a patient with special features: the tumour is localised in rectum and it has an uncommon metastatic site, the skull, implying a complex differential diagnosis approach.

Keywords

Metastatic GIST Rectal GIST Skull metastasis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Gil-Arnaiz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Javier Martínez-Trufero
    • 1
  • Roberto Antonio Pazo-Cid
    • 1
  • Francesc Felipo
    • 2
  • María José Lecumberri
    • 1
  • Verónica Calderero
    • 1
  1. 1.Servicio de Oncología MédicaHospital Universitario Miguel ServetZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de Anatomía PatológicaHospital Universitario Miguel ServetZaragozaSpain

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