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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2003 June;162(2-3):71-4

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

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)


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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.

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