Diagnosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor with spontaneous rupture
Meader R, Munis A, Silas D. Diagnosis of a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor With Spontaneous Rupture. Cureus. 2023;15(3):e35872. Published 2023 Mar 7. doi:10.7759/cureus.35872
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are uncommon tumors accounting for 1% of gastrointestinal neoplasms. The most common location of GISTs is in the stomach. Commonly, these tumors present incidentally with an increased presence within older patients. Spontaneous rupture of a GIST is a rare presentation of this uncommon tumor. Our case highlights the diagnostic dilemma and imaging that helped diagnose an abnormal presentation of a ruptured GIST in a young patient.