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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 7867545, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7867545
Case Report

Skeletal Muscle Metastasis of a GIST: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1The First Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, “Attikon” Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
2First Department of Pathology, Laikon General Hospital, School of Medicine, Athens University, Athens, Greece

Received 30 July 2016; Accepted 29 November 2016

Academic Editor: Tahsin Colak

Copyright © 2016 Olga D. Savvidou 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 malignant mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common sites of metastasis are the liver and the peritoneum, whereas metastasis to soft tissue is rare. The authors present the case of a 78-year-old male with a soft tissue metastasis of a GIST and the current literature is reviewed.