F-18 FDG PET imaging in gastrointestinal stromal tumor.


Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most frequent mesenchymal malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. Liver and peritoneum are the most frequent metastatic sites. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment in patients with localized disease. Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ), an inhibitor of tyrosine kinase… (More)


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