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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
e-ISSN: 2067-7790

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THE IMPORTANCE OF RIGHT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS (GISTs) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Korodi A., Miutescu E., Duminici A., Papiu H.,   
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Article Title: THE IMPORTANCE OF RIGHT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMORS (GISTs)
Authors: Andrei KORODI1 , Eftimie MIUTESCU 2 ,Alexandru DUMNICI 1, Horațiu Sabin PAPIU 1 ,
Andrei TOMESCU 1
Affiliation: 1 “Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Romania, Department of Surgery
2 “Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Romania, Department of Gastroenterology
Abstract: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal-derived tumors of the alimentary tract , covering over 1% of gastrointestinal neoplasms. G.I.S.T. are originating from the interstitial cells of Cajal , given the expression of protein CD117, which is the tyrosine kinase receptor known as KIT. Material and method. We studied 11 patients with GIST along last 10 years. Results and discussions. Malignancy is directly proportional to tumor size and mitotic count. The findings on CT frequently include tumors with smooth borders or rounded appearance or an exophytic lobulated lesion. The positive diagnosis is made on immunohistochemical staining. Complete surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment. Neoadjuvant as well as adjuvant therapy is based on imatinib, which is an oral medication that binds to the thyrosine kinase receptor . Conclusions. GISTs are rare tumors , with difficult diagnosis based on CT, endoscopy and biopsy , very important being the immunohistochemical staining. Excision of these tumors is mandatory.
Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), immunohistochemical staining, excision, imatinib, CD117.
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*Correspondence: Korodi Dan Andrei, resident 6th year general surgery
“Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Department of Surgery
Facultatea de Medicină, Farmacie si Medicină Dentară
Adress: Str.Clujului nr.79 310047 Arad Romania
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