An unusual site of metastasis from gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Carolina Cauchi, Jonathan Trent, Kristin Edwards, Monica Davey, Massimo Lopez, Jian Q. Yu, M. von Mehren

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. They commonly metastasize within the abdominal cavity, particularly to the liver. Less commonly, metastases can be found in the lung or bone. This report describes the first two cases of metastasis to the left ventricle in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalRare Tumors
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 19 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Heart
  • Metastasis
  • Ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Histology

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Cauchi, C., Trent, J., Edwards, K., Davey, M., Lopez, M., Yu, J. Q., & von Mehren, M. (2010). An unusual site of metastasis from gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Rare Tumors, 2(4), 167-169.