Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) represent the most common mesenchymal tumors of the alimentary tract. These tumors may have different clinical and biological behaviors. Malignant forms usually spread via a hematogenous route, and lymph node metastases rarely occur. Herein, we report a patient with a jejunal GIST who developed supraclavicular lymph node metastasis. We conclude that lymphatic diffusion via the mediastinal lymphatic station to the supraclavicular lymph nodes can be a potential metastatic route for GISTs.

Supraclavicular lymph node metastases from malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the jejunum: A case report with review of the literature / Ma, Chi; Hao, Shao Long; Liu, Xin Cheng; Nin, Jin Yao; Wu, Guo Chang; Jiang, Li Xin; Fancellu, Alessandro; Porcu, Alberto; Zheng, Hai Tao. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 1007-9327. - 23:10(2017), pp. 1920-1924. [10.3748/wjg.v23.i10.1920]

Supraclavicular lymph node metastases from malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the jejunum: A case report with review of the literature

FANCELLU, Alessandro;PORCU, Alberto;
2017

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) represent the most common mesenchymal tumors of the alimentary tract. These tumors may have different clinical and biological behaviors. Malignant forms usually spread via a hematogenous route, and lymph node metastases rarely occur. Herein, we report a patient with a jejunal GIST who developed supraclavicular lymph node metastasis. We conclude that lymphatic diffusion via the mediastinal lymphatic station to the supraclavicular lymph nodes can be a potential metastatic route for GISTs.
Supraclavicular lymph node metastases from malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the jejunum: A case report with review of the literature / Ma, Chi; Hao, Shao Long; Liu, Xin Cheng; Nin, Jin Yao; Wu, Guo Chang; Jiang, Li Xin; Fancellu, Alessandro; Porcu, Alberto; Zheng, Hai Tao. - In: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 1007-9327. - 23:10(2017), pp. 1920-1924. [10.3748/wjg.v23.i10.1920]
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