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Paschalis Gavriilidis, Anastasia Nikolaidou
(Department of Surgical Oncology, Theageneio Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Am J Case Rep 2015; 16:837-839
GISTs are mesenchymal tumors representing approximately 1% of all gastrointestinal neoplasia. Their concurrence with colorectal cancers is rare.
CASE REPORT: We present a case of coexistence of colon adenocarcinoma and GIST of the ileum in a 68-year-old white woman.
CONCLUSIONS: The coexistence of mesenchymal and epithelial neoplasia is very challenging; further research is needed to clarify the role of oncogenic mutations and signalling pathways in carcinogenesis of neoplasia of various histiogenic origins.