Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach: progresses in diagnosis and treatment.


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal smooth muscle neoplasms that can arise anywhere within the gastrointestinal tract. Approximately 60-70% are located in the stomach. Once considered variants of smooth muscle tumors, they are now understood as originating from the interstitial cells of Cajal or their stem cell precursors. The… (More)


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