TITLE

An extragastrointestinal stromal tumor originating from the seminal vesicles: A case report and review of the literature

AUTHOR(S)
YI HOU; YINHUAI WANG; RAN XU; DUO LI; XIAOKUN ZHAO
PUB. DATE
August 2013
SOURCE
Oncology Letters;2013, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p947
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The present study reports a case of an extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST) originating from the seminal vesicles. A 74-year-old male patient with a tumor in the seminal vesicles underwent a radical spermatocystectomy due to an increased defecation frequency and a huge mass in the seminal vesicles. Ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) initially diagnosed the mass as a tumor originating from the prostate. However, the mass was ultimately confirmed as an EGIST from the seminal vesicles following a laparotomy. According to the size, mitotic activity, cellularity, necrotic situation and immunohistochemical data, the tumor belonged to a low-risk group. No recurrence or metastasis has been identified during six years of follow-up observations. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report this particular pathological type of EGIST.
ACCESSION #
110397629

 

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