Mucosal cutting biopsy technique for histological diagnosis of suspected gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach.

@article{Kataoka2013MucosalCB,
  title={Mucosal cutting biopsy technique for histological diagnosis of suspected gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach.},
  author={Mikinori Kataoka and Takashi Kawai and Kenji Yagi and Hiroko Sugimoto and Kei Yamamoto and Yasutaka Hayama and Masaya Nonaka and Takaya Aoki and Masakatsu Fukuzawa and Mari Fukuzawa and Takao Itoi and Fuminori Moriyasu},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={274-80}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM The Japanese Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) therapeutic guidelines recommend endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy for histological diagnosis. However, before 2010, this technique was only carried out at a minority of medical institutions in Japan. In the present study, we investigated the usefulness of mucosal cutting biopsy. METHODS In 18 asymptomatic gastric submucosal tumors, mucosal cutting biopsies were carried out. We examined tumor size… CONTINUE READING