GIST (gastro-intestinal stromal tumour) of the oesophagus

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Progessive dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

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

Large mass arising from the oesophagus 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 oesophageal or gastric cancer

Nuclear medicine

FDG PET scan

GIST tumours 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: 7th Oct 2015
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