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