Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and are predominant in the stomach and intestine but rare in the esophagus. Here, we report a case of esophageal GIST which presented as a mediastinal mass on chest X-ray and dyspnea. The case was initially diagnosed as leiomyosarcoma, which could create a diagnostic dilemma. Therefore, recognizing this uncommon presentation as a mediastinal mass with esophageal GIST is important in the differential diagnosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Case Reports in Oncology|
|State||Published - Sep 2013|
- Esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumors
- Mediastinal mass
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