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Bull Acad Natl Med. 2012 Apr-May;196(4-5):845-52; discussion 852-3.

[Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: clinical features and diagnosis].

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  • 1Hépato-gastroentérologie et cancérologie digestive, Hôpital européen Georges Pompidou, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are rare, usually sporadic, and mainly located in the stomach or small bowel. Gastrointestinal bleeding is the main presenting symptom. GIST are discovered incidentally in 20% of cases. Endoscopy, and endosonography when possible, are the diagnostic procedures of choice for small GIST, while CT is used for larger tumors. Pathologic diagnosis can be obtained by fine-needle aspiration, but its indications must be discussed on an individual basis.

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