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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 509845, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/509845
Case Report

Bone Metastases from Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Case Report

1Oncology Department, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, El Ain Road, 3029 Sfax, Tunisia
2Pathology Department, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, El Ain Road, 3029 Sfax, Tunisia
3Radiology Department, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, El Ain Road, 3029 Sfax, Tunisia
4Radiotherapy Department, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, El Ain Road, 3029 Sfax, Tunisia

Received 6 October 2012; Accepted 5 November 2012

Academic Editors: S. Aksoy and C. Camps

Copyright © 2012 Jihen Feki 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

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Their most common metastatic sites are the liver and the peritoneum, but GISTs rarely metastasize to the bones. We report a case of a 58-year-old man with sternoclavicular joint metastasis from a GIST manifesting 28 months after surgical resection of the small intestine tumor. We will discuss through this paper and a literature review the clinical characteristics, imaging features, and management of this unusual metastatic location of GIST.