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A rare case of gist presented as leiomyoma

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Hiremath PB, Nidhi Bansal, Meenal C, Thulasiraman VN, Arun Kumar SP, Reshma Hiremath
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(2):317-320 |  

ABSTRACT

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is the most commonly identified  mesenchymal tumour of the gastrointestinal tract.  There is a great deal of dilemma in diagnosing GIST . Confirmation is possible only by histopathological examination and by immunohistochemistry. Complete surgical removal followed by long term postoperative chemotherapy is essential for the optimal cure.

Keywords:  GIST, Ileum, cellular leiomyoma, Imatinib

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