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

Levent Akman, Behiye Seda Hursitoglu, Rasim Farajov, Mustafa Cosan Terek, Murat Sezak, Deniz Simsek, Huseyin Yilmaz
2015 The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology  
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
more » ... es 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.
doi:10.5152/tjg.2015.3833 pmid:25698273 fatcat:ldbxyzujmnaf3bftzhdpurbzye