Author(s): Kountourakis P, Arnogiannaki N, Stavrinides I, Apostolikas N, Rigatos G
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Abstract Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare neoplasms (1\%) of the gastrointestinal tract and to our knowledge only rare cases of synchronous presentation of gastric carcinomas and GISTs are reported in the literature. A 72-year-old female with a simultaneous presentation of gastric adenocarcinoma and GIST is presented. Moreover, due to polymyalgia rheumatica the patient received corticosteroids as treatment for the last 3 years. The concomitant occurrence of these neoplasms may involve common carcinogenic factors and there could be an association with polymyalgia rheumatica either as a paraneoplastic presentation or due to its treatment with corticosteroids.
This article was published in World J Gastroenterol
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access