Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2010 Nov;41(5):285-289.

A Case of an Exoluminal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor That Was Confused with a Metastatic Lymph Node in Early Gastric Cancer

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. HJPARK21@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Gastric adenocarcinoma may coexist with tumors of other histological types. The synchronous occurrence of gastric adenocarcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) has rarely been reported in the literature. It is still not known whether such an association represents an incidental coexistence or indicates a similar pathogenesis in the simultaneous development of tumors of different histological types. Here we report a case of an exoluminal GIST that was confused with a metastatic lymph node in early gastric cancer.


Early gastric cancer; Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Metastatic lymph node
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