Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Endoscopic Ultrasound for Pretreatment Pathological Diagnosis of Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

@inproceedings{Ito2012FineNeedleAB,
  title={Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Endoscopic Ultrasound for Pretreatment Pathological Diagnosis of Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors},
  author={Hiroaki Ito and Haruhiro Inoue and Shomei Ryozawa and Haruo Ikeda and Noriko Odaka and Nikolas Eleftheriadis and Roberta Maselli and Norimasa Sando and Satoshi Kensuke Kimura and Shin-ei Kudo},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research and practice},
  year={2012}
}
Background. Although it is possible to visualize gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the stomach by endoscopy, their pretreatment histological diagnosis is often difficult. The aim of this study was to investigate predictors of accurate preoperative pathological diagnosis of gastric GIST. Material and Methods. We retrospectively studied patients with gastric GIST who had undergone pretreatment endoscopic biopsy and surgery, and examined their clinicopathological data. Results. Twenty… CONTINUE READING

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