Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) - esophagus

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Progessive dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Minor distortion to the barium column by an extrinsic mass (arrow)

Large mass arising from the esophagus but not obstructing it i.e. no proximal dilatation. This is a mural-based mass growing outward not a mucosal-based lesion as is normally the case with esophageal or gastric cancer

Nuclear medicine

FDG PET scan

GIST tumors are markedly FDG avid (note this lesion is located at the site of CT abnormality adjacent to the equally avid left ventricle).

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Case information

rID: 17201
Published: 26th Mar 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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