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Resident's Corner
March 1, 2008

Extra–Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor of the Pancreas: Case Report and a Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations:Departments of Surgery (Drs Showalter and Berger), Pathology (Dr Lloyd), and Urology (Dr Glassman), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Arch Surg. 2008;143(3):305-308. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2007.68

Gastrointestinal (GI) stromal tumors are mesenchymal tumors that arise from the GI tract. In rare cases, these tumors are found in intra-abdominal sites unrelated to the GI tract and are immunohistochemically similar to their GI tract counterparts. Primary pancreatic GI stromal tumors are very rare, with only 4 previous cases reported.