Cytogenetic confirmation of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor and ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor in a single patient.Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2005 Dec; 35(12):753-6.JJ
We report a rare case in which two tumor entities, a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (ES/PNET), with distinct cytogenetic features occurred in a single patient. The patient was a 72-year-old woman. The first tumor was a submucosal gastric tumor and was diagnosed as a low-risk group GIST based on morphological characteristics and the results of an immunohistochemical analysis for c-kit and CD34. Further cytogenetic analysis revealed that this tumor had a point mutation (D842V substitution) in exon 18 of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha gene. The second tumor was found more than 4 years after the appearance of the first tumor. ES/PNET was highly suspected both morphologically and immunohistochemically, and the diagnosis was confirmed by the detection of an EWS rearrangement using a fluorescence in situ hybridization technique. Although the cytogenetic correlations of these two tumors are unclear, accurate histologic recognition is of clinical importance because the treatments for these two tumors differ.