Hong Kong Med J 2007;13:478-81 | Number 6, December 2007
Oesophageal gastro-intestinal stromal tumour presenting with rupture into pleural cavity
CS Wong, T Chan, YC Chu, LF Cheng, YF Mak, KY Lee, MC Au Yeung
Department of Radiology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Laichikok, Hong Kong
Gastro-intestinal stromal tumours are rarely found in the oesophagus and it is uncommon for these tumours to present with rupture. In this paper, we report a case where the tumour ruptured through the distal oesophagus. As a result, the patient underwent surgical tumour dissection. A histopathological examination of the tumour mass confirmed that it was a gastro-intestinal stromal tumour. In this report, we review the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of a patient presenting with a ruptured oesophageal gastro-intestinal stromal tumour.
Key words: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours; Hydropneumothorax; Imatinib; Protooncogene proteins c-kit
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