A 60-year-old male was admitted to our hospital on account of a duodenal submucosal tumor on the opposite side of Vater's papilla identified on a screening gastroduodenoscopy. The tumor was diagnosed as a duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST)due to positive c-kit and DOG1tests. Gastroduodenography and enhanced computed tomography showed a 50mm tumor widely invadingthe descendingportion of the duodenum close to the papilla of Vater and indicated the need for extended resection includingpancreaticoduodenectomy to achieve curation. Preoperative chemotherapy was initiated with imatinib mesylate(imatinib)to preserve the pancreas. A 16 month course of imatinib shrunk the tumor up to 21mm and laparoscopic partial duodenectomy was performed as a curative resection. So far, no local tumor recurrence has been seen for 26 months after the surgery. Herein, we report this case with a review of the literature.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 01-12-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research