International Journal of Cancer and Oncology
Abdominal Distension in a Patient with Hepatitis C-An Unexpected Diagnosis
- 1Department of internal medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
- 2Department of Clinical Oncology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
- 3Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Maen, M. Masadeh, Department of Internal Medicine, 301 Universities Blvd, JSA 4.160, UTMB, Galveston, TX 77555-0561, Tel: 3199360074; Fax 409.7474-2369; E-mail: email@example.com
Masadeh, M.M., et al. Abdominal Distension in A Patient with Hepatitis C – An Unexpected Diagnosis. (2015) J Cancer Oncol 2(1): 45-47.
© 2015 Masadeh M.M. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsGastrointestinal Stromal Tumor; Hepatitis C; Imatinib
We present a case of a cachectic patient with Hepatitis C without cirrhosis that presented with worsening abdominal distension and weight loss. The patient was initially thought to have decompensated cirrhosis but later found to have unclassified sarcoma. Further workup was done with repeat biopsy and checking for CD117 (c-kit) established a diagnosis of extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor. The patient was started on targeted therapy and had a dramatic response.