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Synchronous Jejunal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Colon


Synchronous gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and primary epithelial cancers of the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon occurrence. We report a case of jejunal GIST which was detected incidentally in a patient during surgery for carcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The uncommon association of such synchronous tumors prompts a search for a common molecular pathway for carcinogenesis in gastrointestinal epithelial and stromal tumors.

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Seshadri, R.A., Singh, S.S. & Ratnagiri, R. Synchronous Jejunal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Colon. Indian J Surg 74, 196–198 (2012).

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