CASE REPORTS

Synchronous Occurrence of Advanced Adenocarcinoma with a Stromal Tumor in the Stomach: A Case Report

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Nikolaos S. Salemis1,2, Stavros Gourgiotis2, Evangelos Tsiambas3, Andreas Karameris3, Efstathios Tsohataridis1

1) 2nd Department of Surgery, 417 Army Veterans General Hospital NIMTS;
2) 2nd Department of Surgery Army General Hospital;
3) Department of Pathology, 417 Army Veterans General Hospital NIMTS, Athens, Greece

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms of the digestive tract. Synchronous occurrence of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor with a tumor of different histogenesis is very rare and has been documented in the literature mainly in case reports. We present the case of a 78-year old female patient who underwent surgery for an advanced gastric carcinoma during which a gastric stromal tumor was incidentally discovered. A review of the literature is also conducted on the extremely rare synchronous occurrence of malignant tumors of different histogenesis in the stomach.

Key Words
Gastric adenocarcinoma - gastrointestinal stromal tumor - synchronous occurrence