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Histopathologic image of gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the stomach. Hematoxylin-eosin stain.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Parminder Dhingra, M.D. [2]

Synonyms and Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal neoplasm; Gastrointestinal stromal sarcoma; GIST

Overview

Historical Perspective

Pathophysiology

Causes

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Differentiating Gastrointestinal stromal tumor from other Diseases

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

-==Diagnosis== Staging | History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Chest X Ray | CT | MRI | Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention

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Case#1

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  • De Silva MV, Reid R. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST): c-kit mutations, CD117 expression, differential diagnosis and targeted cancer therapy with imatinib. Pathol Oncol Res 2003;9:13-9. PMID 12704441.
  • Kitamura Y, Hirota S, Nishida T. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST): a model for molecule-based diagnosis and treatment of solid tumors. Cancer Sci 2003:94:315-20. PMID 12824897.

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