Extragastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting as vulvovaginal/rectovaginal septal masses: a diagnostic pitfall.

@article{Lam2006ExtragastrointestinalST,
  title={Extragastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting as vulvovaginal/rectovaginal septal masses: a diagnostic pitfall.},
  author={Maggie M Lam and Christopher L . Corless and John R. Goldblum and Michael C Heinrich and Erinn Downs-Kelly and Brian P. Rubin},
  journal={International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={288-92}
}
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most GISTs arise in the stomach and small bowel, whereas a small number occur elsewhere in the GI tract. Rare cases are identified outside the GI tract and are collectively known as extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs). Because of their malignant potential and recent advances in the management of GISTs with imatinib mesylate (Gleevec, Glivec), it is imperative that these… CONTINUE READING

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