Presently, only a fraction of case reports are useful for clinical decision-making and bedside-decision oriented research. Therefore, the aim of the Journal is to gather case reports across all medical disciplines, thereby integrating international medical knowledge.
Colon Adenocarcinoma Associated with Synchronous Extramural Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) of the Ileum
Paschalis Gavriilidis, Anastasia Nikolaidou
(Department of Surgical Oncology, Theageneio Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Am J Case Rep 2015; 16:837-839
GISTs are mesenchymal tumors representing approximately 1% of all gastrointestinal neoplasia. Their concurrence with colorectal cancers is rare.
CASE REPORT: We present a case of coexistence of colon adenocarcinoma and GIST of the ileum in a 68-year-old white woman.
CONCLUSIONS: The coexistence of mesenchymal and epithelial neoplasia is very challenging; further research is needed to clarify the role of oncogenic mutations and signalling pathways in carcinogenesis of neoplasia of various histiogenic origins.
Keywords: Colectomy, Colonic Neoplasms, gastrointestinal stromal tumors