Malignant stromal tumor of the colon in an infant: Diagnostic difficulties and differential diagnosis

Karnak I., Kale G., Tanyel F. C., Buyukpamukcu N.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.38, no.2, pp.245-247, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/jpsu.2003.50054
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-247
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a rare pathology in childhood. It may occur anywhere along the alimentary tract and represents with a wide spectrum of signs and symptoms according to location. An infant with malignant colonic stromal tumor that has presented with a huge abdominal mass and lower gastrointestinal bleeding is reported to discuss the difficulties in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of this unusual tumor. Copyright 2003, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.