Esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting as mediastinal mass

M. Kafeel, N. K.S. Cheedella, J. C. Wang

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and are predominant in the stomach and intestine but rare in the esophagus. Here, we report a case of esophageal GIST which presented as a mediastinal mass on chest X-ray and dyspnea. The case was initially diagnosed as leiomyosarcoma, which could create a diagnostic dilemma. Therefore, recognizing this uncommon presentation as a mediastinal mass with esophageal GIST is important in the differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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