Appendiceal GIST: report of an exceptional case and review of the literature

  • M Bouassida
  • MF Chtourou
  • E Chalbi
  • F Chebbi
  • L Hamzaoui
  • S Sassi
  • L Charfi
  • MM Mighri
  • H Touinsi
  • A Sassi
Keywords: Appendiceal GIST, peritonitis, surgery, CD34


Gastro-intestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the appendix are a rare entity. To date, only eight cases has been described in the literature, most of which have been of the benign type. We report a new case of an appendiceal GIST in a 75-year-old man. The tumor was discovered when the patient presented with acute appendiceacal peritonitis. Preoperative diagnosis of appendiceal GIST was rarely done as tumors were usually associated with appendicitis-like symptoms.

Key words: Appendiceal GIST, peritonitis, surgery, CD34


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