Anal GIST in older old patient: a case report

Lanteri, Raffaele and Aliotta, I. and Racalbuto, Agostino and Licata, Antonio (2005) Anal GIST in older old patient: a case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 26 (4). pp. 135-137. ISSN 1971-145x

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GIST are a group of quite rare neoplastic pathologies. This type of pathology is currently the subject of discussion as for their origin and treatment. It is generally difficult to determine if they are to be considered as a benign or malign neoplastic disease. We present the case report of a patient with a recurrence of anal GIST who was examined 8 years after the first treatment. Case report: C.M., female, 81 years old, came to our Clinic in March 2001 complaining of rectal haemorrhage and abdominal pain in the lower quadrants; he had also suffered from constipation for 1 month. During rectal exploration we found a mass spreading inside the lumen 3 cm from the anal verge. Colonoscopy showed that the tumour, which was 7x5 cm in size, was inside the wall with normal mucosa. EUS revealed that the origin was within the muscular layer; therefore we chose transanal excision as surgical treatment. The patient was discharged 5 days after surgery and is alive; he only showed a small local recurrence of disease 30 months after treatment. Histological examination confirmed that the tumour was a GIST. This case provides the basis for a discussion about characteristics and the evolution of this group of pathologies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ano, GIST, Anziano, Recidiva
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 16:01

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