Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the rectum with scapular metastasis: a case report Full Text
Journal of Medical Case Reports, 06/08/2012
Selcukbiricik F et al. – The authors here present a case of metastasis to the scapula in a 54–year–old Caucasian male patient with an advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor, which was subsequently successfully treated with resection and sunitinib. The overwhelming majority of scapular tumors are metastases that arise from soft tissue, hepatocellular and thyroid tumors. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor metastasis occurs rarely. Scapular surgery can successfully provide local control of the disease. After the surgery, patients should continue with medical treatment.