Corresponding Author: Le Trong Binh, MD, PhD ORCID ID
Address: Department of Radiology, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, 06 Ngo Quyen, Hue city, Vietnam; Tel: +84905215096; E-mail: email@example.com
Received date: 21 May 2020; Accepted date: 06 June 2020; Published date: 14 June 2020
Citation: Binh LT, Mao NV, Huy TV, Tri NH, Khoan LT. Early Diagnosis and Treatment of a Small Gastric Stromal Tumor – A Case Report and Literature Review. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jun 14;3(2):135-40.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract and the stomach is the most affected site. Clinical manifestation is erratic depending on the tumor’s location, size, histological type, and stage. Ultrasound is useful in detecting gastric intramural tumor whereas computed tomography is the imaging modality of choice in further evaluating tumor characteristics and expansion, treatment planning, and monitoring recurrence. Definite diagnosis of GISTs is based on the immunohistochemical study. Early diagnosis and complete surgical resection of the tumor yield good long-term outcomes. We present a case of a small gastric GIST which was early detected and treated and the patient has tumor-free during 8 years of follow-up.