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Surgical Case Reports

, 3:53

First Online: 19 April 2017Received: 10 December 2016Accepted: 17 April 2017DOI: 10.1186-s40792-017-0329-8

Cite this article as: Ko, K., Shimanuki, K., Sakamoto, W. et al. surg case rep 2017 3: 53. doi:10.1186-s40792-017-0329-8

Abstract

Here, we present a case report of a 60-year-old female with a 5-cm tumor in the inferior vena cava IVC that was positive for c-kit and CD34 expression. Thus, we considered this to be an extragastrointestinal c-kit-positive stromal tumor EGIST. To the best of our knowledge, no primary EGISTs of the IVC have been described thus far. The potential occurrence of EGISTs outside the tubular gastrointestinal tract should be recognized in the differential diagnosis of tumors of the great vessels. Thus, we concluded that primary c-kit-positive stromal tumors of the IVC do indeed occur.

KeywordsExtragastrointestinal stromal tumor c-kit-positive tumor Tumor of the inferior vena cava 



Author: Kazuhide Ko - Kimiyoshi Shimanuki - Wataru Sakamoto - Keisuke Hara - Eiji Uchida

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