Vaginal tumors with histologic and immunocytochemical feature of gastrointestinal stromal tumor: two cases and review of the literature.

@article{Nagase2007VaginalTW,
  title={Vaginal tumors with histologic and immunocytochemical feature of gastrointestinal stromal tumor: two cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Satoru Nagase and Yoshiki Mikami and Takuya Moriya and Hitoshi Niikura and Kousuke Yoshinaga and Tadao Takano and Kimihiko Ito and J-i Akahira and Hironobu Sasano and Nobuo Yaegashi},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={928-33}
}
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). Although positive immunohistochemistry for c-kit protein (CD117) and CD34 is critical in establishing diagnosis, the clinicopathologic features of CD117-positive mesenchymal tumors without obvious connection to the GI tract are not well documented. We describe the clinicopathologic features of two cases of extra-GIST. Case 1 was a 42-year-old woman who presented with a submucosal tumor… CONTINUE READING
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