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[Fals diagnosis of a pancreas tumor]

BAGI Róbert, SZABÓ Tünde, DIBUZ Margit, MONOKI Erzsébet

APRIL 20, 2002

Hungarian Radiology - 2002;76(02)

[INTRODUCTION - Stromal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are rare and the diagnosis is often not straitforward. CASE REPORT - A case of a 75-year-old male patient with a duodenal stromal tumor is presented. The differential diagnosis was difficult, since the mass mimicked a tumor of the pancreatic head. Authors briefly review of the characteristics of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. CONCLUSION - The role of diagnostic imaging in the diagnosis of stromal duodenal tumors is secondary. Correct diagnosis can be established using immunhistological and electromicroscopis studies, only.]

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