Gastrointestinal stromal tumor with skeletal muscle, adrenal and cardiac metastases: An unusual occurrence

Usman Bashir, Asim Qureshi, Haseeb A. Khan, Najam Uddin

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal tumor of the bowel. It most commonly arises in the stomach, followed by the small intestine, colorectum and the esophagus. It usually spreads to the liver or the peritoneum, with bone and lung metastases being infrequent. Here, we present a case report of GIST behaving in a bizarre way. The patient presented with skeletal muscle metastasis and was initially misdiagnosed as leiomyosarcoma. On follow-up, he developed adrenal metastasis, and later, cardiac metastasis. None of the above unusual sites has previously been reported in literature to our knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011



  • Gastrointestinal
  • metastasis
  • stromal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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