Giant esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: report of a case

@article{Nakano2014GiantEG,
  title={Giant esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: report of a case},
  author={Akira Nakano and Yasunori Akutsu and Kiyohiko Shuto and Masaya Uesato and Tsuguaki Kono and Isamu Hoshino and Naoki Akanuma and Tetsuro Hamamatsu Maruyama and Yuka Isozaki and Hisahiro Matsubara},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={247-252}
}
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) rarely arise in the esophagus, where carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm and leiomyoma is the most common benign tumor. Because of their rarity, the clinical course and treatment of esophageal GISTs are poorly understood. These lesions are generally thought to carry a poor prognosis, making the differential diagnosis of other common mesenchymal neoplasms essential, for both prognostic and therapeutic reasons. We report a case of successfully… CONTINUE READING
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