IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 38 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3403.2017

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
Ovarian gastrointestinal stromal tumor: does this diagnosis exist?
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1 Surgical Oncology Unit, Oncology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2 Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura, Egypt
3 Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2017, 38(1), 147–149;
Published: 10 February 2017

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare gastrointestinal (GI ) tract tumors. Those tumors rarely arise extra intestinally; within omentum, mesentery, and rarely uterus. The authors report a case of myxoid variant of GIST arising in the ovary with no evidence of a primary tumor in the GI tract. Surgeons as well as gynecologists should bear this possibility in mind when managing pelvic masses.
Ovarian tumor
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Myxoid variant of GIST
Imatinib resistance
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