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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 357-360

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms – A series of five cases with unusual clinical presentation


1 Department of Surgical Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Urologic Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh Menon
Department of Surgical Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.iju_267_21

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Spindle cell tumors of the prostate are very uncommon and the majority involve the prostate secondarily from adjacent organs. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are specific C-kit (CD 117) expressing mesenchymal tumors occurring in the gastrointestinal tract, commonly in the stomach and intestine; however, it is seldom seen involving the prostate. Although primary prostatic GISTs have been described, majority of them are secondary involvement from rectal GIST. The patient usually presents with urinary tract symptoms or prostate enlargement simulating a prostatic neoplasm. GIST as a differential diagnosis for prostatic mass is never thought of. We present a series of five cases of GIST arising from/involving the prostate mimicking a primary prostatic malignancy and the challenges associated with them for diagnosis and treatment.


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