Synchronous appearance of gastrointestinal stromal tumor and neuroendocrine tumor in stomach: Review of the literature and management strategies


DUMAN D. , Eren F., Yegin E. G. , Ikinci A., Yegen C.

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.23, no.3, pp.258-261, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2012.0475
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-261

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors represent the most common mesenchymal tumor of the digestive tract. Although the stomach is the most common location for gastrointestinal stromal tumor with the co-primary tumors, the synchronous appearance of a neuroendocrine tumor and gastrointestinal stromal tumor in the stomach is rare. We present here the case of a 48-year-old male with gastric well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor and gastrointestinal stromal tumor discovered incidentally during surgical treatment of the neuroendocrine tumor. We discuss the current guidelines for the management of small gastrointestinal stromal tumors (<2 cm in diameter) and the gastric carcinoids. We also review the literature for the co-occurrence of gastrointestinal stromal tumor and neuroendocrine tumor in a gastric location.