Chapter 10. Rare Tumors of the Abdomen

  1. Janusz Jankowski MD, PhD, FRCP, FACG Consultant Gastroenterologist Fellow Professor8,9,10,11,12,
  2. Richard Sampliner MD Professor of Medicine Chief of Gastroenterology13,14,
  3. David Kerr CBE, MA, MD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology12,15,16 and
  4. Yuman Fong MD Professor of Surgery17,18
  1. Anil R. Prasad MD, FASCP, FCAP1,
  2. Mitual Amin MD2,
  3. Malathy Kapali MD3,
  4. Benjamin Paz MD4,
  5. Sanjay Saluja MD5,
  6. Tomislav Dragovich MD, PhD6,
  7. John Fetsch MD7,
  8. Markku Miettenen MD, PhD7 and
  9. Daniel O. Persky MD1

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300147.ch10

Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach

How to Cite

Prasad, A. R., Amin, M., Kapali, M., Paz, B., Saluja, S., Dragovich, T., Fetsch, J., Miettenen, M. and Persky, D. O. (2008) Rare Tumors of the Abdomen, in Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach (eds J. Jankowski, R. Sampliner, D. Kerr and Y. Fong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300147.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 8

    Digestive Diseases Centre UHL Trust, Leicester, UK

  2. 9

    James Black Senior Fellow and Professor, University of Oxford, UK

  3. 10

    Cancer Research, UK

  4. 11

    Queen Mary University of London, UK

  5. 12

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  6. 13

    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tuscon, AZ, USA

  7. 14

    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, USA

  8. 15

    Rhodes Professor of Cancer Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK

  9. 16

    University of Oxford, UK

  10. 17

    Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

  11. 18

    Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Anatomic Pathology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA

  3. 3

    University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

  4. 4

    City of Hope National Medical Center, California, CA, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

  6. 6

    Arizona Cancer Center / University Medical, Center, Tucson, AZ, USA

  7. 7

    Department of Soft Tissue Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127837

Online ISBN: 9781444300147



  • abdomen and rare tumors;
  • Epstein–Barr virus-associated leiomyosarcoma;
  • gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) or watermelon stomach;
  • Kaposi's sarcoma - predominantly cutaneous disease;
  • Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD);
  • adipose tissue tumors;
  • neurofibromas;
  • malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH);
  • colon choriocarcinoma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Smooth muscle and pericytic tumors

  • Vascular tumors

  • Adipose tissue tumors

  • Neurogenic tumors

  • Myofibroblastic and fibrous tumors

  • Mesothelial tumors

  • Gastric lymphomas

  • Rare miscellaneous tumors and tumor-like lesions

  • References