Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: clinical profile, pathogenesis, treatment strategies and prognosis.

@article{Nowain2005GastrointestinalST,
  title={Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: clinical profile, pathogenesis, treatment strategies and prognosis.},
  author={Arash Nowain and Hetal Bhakta and Shireen Andrade Pais and G. I. Kanel and Sumita Verma},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={818-24}
}
Abstract Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), although the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, account for <1% of all GI malignancies. Up to 94% of these tumors express the CD117 antigen. Most patients present in the fifth to seventh decade, the commonest symptom being that of an abdominal mass. Surgery is the main modality of therapy, but even after adequate resection the vast majority of GIST reoccur, and in approximately 50% the liver is the main site of… CONTINUE READING

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