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J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Aug;17(8):1536-7.

Giant GIST of the small intestine in a young man.

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2nd Surgical Department, G. Gennimatas General Hospital, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ethnikis Aminis 41, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) represent a rare group of neoplasms of the digestive tract deriving from the mesenchyme. Giant GISTs (over 10 cm in diameter) represent only 20 % of all cases and are associated with a high risk of malignancy. We present the case of a giant GIST of the jejunum successfully treated by surgical resection and adjuvant therapy with imatinib.

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23797887
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10.1007/s11605-013-2268-4
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