Gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain


Abdominal pain and mass feeling.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

A 48 x 40 mm well-defined mass with central necrotic changes is located between the gastric body and left liver lobe apparently originating from the gastric wall. 

Case Discussion

Upper abdominal mass - pathologically proven gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).
GISTs can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. The most common sites of involvement include the stomach (70%) and the small intestine (20-25%).

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