Oncology Journal of India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 70--72

Ulcerated duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor – Demonstration of an interesting radiological sign (the Torricelli-Bernoulli sign)


Pradosh Kumar Sarangi1, Nachiketa Mangaraj2, Keshaba Panigrahy3, Ankush Jajodia4 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, GSVM Medical College and LLR Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pradosh Kumar Sarangi
Department of Radiodiagnosis, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha
India

The Torricelli-Bernoulli sign is a useful computed tomographic sign seen in ulcerated/necrotic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) or leiomyosarcoma characterized by the collection of air in the nondependent aspect of larger gastrointestinal cavitating tumors. This sign is based on the physical principle of the law of Torricelli's and Bernoulli's principle. Herein, we describe this interesting imaging sign in an adult male with malignant duodenal GIST with extensive hepatic, peritoneal, omental, and lymph nodes (though rare in GIST) metastasis. The patient succumbed few days after admission.


How to cite this article:
Sarangi PK, Mangaraj N, Panigrahy K, Jajodia A. Ulcerated duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor – Demonstration of an interesting radiological sign (the Torricelli-Bernoulli sign).Oncol J India 2019;3:70-72


How to cite this URL:
Sarangi PK, Mangaraj N, Panigrahy K, Jajodia A. Ulcerated duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor – Demonstration of an interesting radiological sign (the Torricelli-Bernoulli sign). Oncol J India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];3:70-72
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