Journal of Molecular Imaging & Dynamics

Journal of Molecular Imaging & Dynamics
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ISSN: 2155-9937


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: A Review

Farhat Abbas, Waseem Raja Dar, Muzamil Latief, Summyia Farooq, Manzoor Ahmad Parry, Peerzada Ziaulhaq, Najeeb ullah Sofi, Imtiyaz Dar

Introduction:Gastrointestinal tumors are rarest of the gastrointestinal tumors. They arise from interstitial cells of Cajal. Objective: To review the current diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal tumors.

Material and methods: Pubmed was searched for ‘gastrointestinal tumors’ and relevant studies used for this review.

Conclusion: GISTs are one of the rarest tumors of GI tract. They are more common in middle aged males. Diagnosis involves radiology, histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Treatment is surgical and chemotherapy.