GIST (gastro-intestinal stromal tumour) of the oesophagus

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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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

FDG PET scan

Modality: Nuclear medicine

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
Case created: 26th Mar 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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