GISTs are primitive mesenchymal tumors which generally arise from the gastrointestinal wall and express c-kit protein (CD117). Their biological behaviour is only supposable according to symptoms, site, size, structural features, cytological modifications, and mitotic count. Surgery is the treatment of choice for GISTs. Imatinib is useful in the treatment of malignant unresectable or metastatic GISTs. The latest endoscopic treatments may, at times, offer an alternative to surgery or provide sufficiently large specimens for - histological tissue diagnoses.
|Translated title of the contribution||Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST): Clinical features and anatomical pathology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|
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