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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2003 June;162(2-3):71-4
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the small intestine (GIST)
Maculotti L., Turra G.
Pronto Soccorso e Chirurgia d’Urgenza, Presidio Ospedaliero d’Iseo, Azienda Ospedaliera Mellino Mellini, Chiari (Brescia)
A clinical case of gastrointestinal tumor of the small intestine is analyzed retrospectively, on the basis of the literature. Egds and TC were diagnostic clinical criteria: 3.5 cm exophytic and ulcerative solid formation from the duodenal anterior wall suggested a leiomyosarcoma. The surgical resective treatment showed good results. At present there is a very important trial about KIT (CD117) and STI-571 inhibiting tumor cell growth. The diagnosis was only histological, although symptoms, location, masculine prevalence and patient’s decade of life should have been helpful.