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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 846747, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/846747
Case Report

Extragastrointestinal Stromal Tumor during Pregnacy

1Obstetric and Gynecology Department, Erzurum Nenehatun Obstetric and Gynecology Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2Obstetric and Gynecology Department, Medical Faculty Hospital, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
3Pathology Department, Medical Faculty Hospital, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

Received 3 September 2012; Accepted 27 September 2012

Academic Editors: S. Z. A. Badawy and L. Nilas

Copyright © 2012 Ilay Gözükara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms without connection to the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and EGIST are similar according to their clinicopathologic and histomorphologic features. Both of them most often express immunoreactivity for CD-117, a c-kit proto-oncogene protein. The coexistence of GIST and pregnancy is very rare, with only two cases reported in the literature. In this paper, we presented the first EGIST case during pregnancy in the literature.