Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: GIST Another Duodenal Ulcer.

Conclusion: Initial EGD and CT findings could have easily been attributed to duodenal peptic ulcer disease for which follow-up endoscopy is not routinely recommended given the low risk of malignancy. However, because of the high index of suspicion on the part of the referring physicians, duodenal GIST was diagnosed. This case extends the spectrum of the presentation, evaluation, and diagnosis of GISTs and stresses the importance of keeping this rare disease on the provider's differential, even after routine workup shows no findings of tumor. PMID: 32612484 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research

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