Case Reports: A giant gastric pedunculated gastrointestinal stromal tumour

Rania Abdalmoneim, Hassan Gubara Musa, Lamyaa A M ElHassan, Elwaleed M Elamin, Mohamed ElMakki Ahmed


Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumours in the gastrointestinal tract. Few cases of GIST bigger than 15 cm have been reported in the medical literature; all are primarily in
elderly patients. Here we report a rare case of a giant and pedunculated GISTs measuring 26x21x17cm and weighing 3.5 kg in an old female arising from the middle of the anterior wall of the body of the stomach and
pedunculate into the abdominal cavity. The mass was excised from its pedicle without breeching the gastric cavity. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was discharged in a good condition. She
received adjuvant therapy, imatinib and is well 12 months thereafter.
* Corresponding author: Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum

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