Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Case Report

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor and leiomyoma of the ileum mimicking adnexal mass: A report of two cases


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey


Department of General Surgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey


Department of Pathology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Turk J Gastroenterol 2015; 26: 56-59
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2015.3833
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Adnexal masses are formations seen in women of all ages; they most often include cystic elements. Medical history, physical examination, different imaging methods, and tumor marker determinations must be used together for preoperative evaluation of an adnexal mass. Both benign and malignant tumors of the small intestine are more rarely encountered than malignant tumors of other gastrointestinal system components; although advanced imaging methods and other diagnostic techniques are used, they do not always allow these tumors to be differentiated from adnexal masses. We report here on two cases operated on with the preliminary diagnosis of an adnexal mass, in which the presence of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor and a leiomyoma of the ileum, respectively, was established. 

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