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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 184-188

Recurrent paediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the stomach after 11-years follow-up period – Case report and review of the literature

1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
3 Surgical Oncology, Oncology Centre, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
4 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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Mie Ali Mohamed
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Elgomhoria Street, Mansoura, Eldakahliya, 35516
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_73_20

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most frequent mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract, but they are rare in children. We report a case of a recurrent GIST that was first diagnosed in a 10 years old girl and underwent antrectomy. After 11 years, she again complained of vomiting and abdominal pain. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a submucosal lesion in the posterior gastric wall. Computed tomography of the chest, abdomen and pelvis confirmed the absence of distant metastasis or enlarged lymph nodes. She underwent wide local excision with a safety margin and reconstruction. Pathologic examination of the excised mass confirmed the diagnosis of recurrent GIST. She is doing well without evidence of third recurrence or metastasis after 13 months of follow-up with a multidisciplinary team till present. GISTs are very uncommon in paediatric patients and patients should be managed in the context of a clinical trial and in tertiary centres familiar with the treatment of the disease.

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