Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the rectum

Citation
Y. Hama et al., Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the rectum, EUR RADIOL, 11(2), 2001, pp. 216-219
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
Journal title
EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0938-7994 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
216 - 219
Database
ISI
SICI code
0938-7994(2001)11:2<216:GSTOTR>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are characterized by remarkable var iability in their differentiation potential, but most of these lesions do n ot display convincing smooth muscle or neuronal differentiation. The GISTs arising from the rectum or anal canal are extremely uncommon. We present a case of immunohistochemically proven GIST of the rectum, which was characte rized by homogenous isointensity mass without necrosis or hemorrhage on T2- weighted image and by enhancement on gadolinium-enhanced study.