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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Case Series of a Single Institution Experience
Dr. Siddharth Vijay Kalke  | Dr. S. N. Somashekhar 
Abstract: Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors occur in the entire GI tract and are the most common mesenchymal tumours of the GI tract A great majority of them occur in the stomach (60 % to 70 %) and small intestine (25 % to 35 %), with rare occurrence in the colon and rectum (5 %), oesophagus (<2 %) and appendix. Here is a case series of 21 cases in our institution from Jan 2008 to July 2017 diagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumors either pre-operatively or post-operatively and managed surgically. Here are some observations pertaining to gastrointestinal stromal tumors their surgical intervention, histopathological diagnosis and post operative treatment.
Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumour, case series, Gist
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017,
Pages: 2236 - 2238
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