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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 736-738

Rare case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the anal canal


1 Department of Pathology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Madhu Kumar
Assistant Professor Department of Pathology, King George's Medical University, Shahmina Road, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.126476

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. GIST of anal canal is very rare representing only 3% of all anorectal mesenchymal tumors. We report an extremely rare case of GIST of the anal canal in 60-years-old man with history of irregular bowel habits with dark colored stool mixed with blood and constipation from 6 month. Diagnosis was made on the basis of histomorphological and immunohistochemical examination.


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