Neoadjuvant imatinib for borderline resectable GIST.

  title={Neoadjuvant imatinib for borderline resectable GIST.},
  author={Michael Zach Koontz and Brendan M. Visser and Pamela L. Kunz},
  journal={Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN},
  volume={10 12},
  pages={1477-82; quiz 1482}
A 36-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with black stools and syncope. Her hemoglobin was 7.0 and her red blood cells were microcytic. Upper endoscopy did not identify a clear source of bleeding, but a bulge in the third portion of the duodenum was noted. A CT scan showed a large extraintestinal mass, and follow-up esophagogastroduodenoscopy/endoscopic ultrasound with biopsy revealed a spindle cell neoplasm, consistent with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Because of the… CONTINUE READING

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