Metastasis in a benign duodenal stromal tumour.

  title={Metastasis in a benign duodenal stromal tumour.},
  author={B Meesters and Patrick Pauwels and A C M Pijnenburg and Lodewijk Thomas Vlasveld and Ocker J Repelaer Van Driel},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  volume={24 4},
Gastro-intestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is increasingly recognized as a distinct entity within the group of soft tissue tumours. Mostly, GIST arises from the muscular components of the stromal layer, but the tumour may also originate from the autonomic nerve system, recently designated as gastro-intestinal autonomic nerve tumour (GANT). The majority of GIST is located in the stomach and small intestine; only 4% of GIST is found in the duodenum. Clinical and pathological criteria to… CONTINUE READING


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