Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

GI RADIOLOGY
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 176--181

CT features, mimics and atypical presentations of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)


Smiti Sripathi, KV Rajagopal, Rajendra Kumar Srivastava, Anurag Ayachit 
 Department of Radio-Diagnosis and Imaging, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Smiti Sripathi
Department of Radio-Diagnosis and Imaging, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka - 576 104
India

The term stromal tumor was coined in 1983 by Clark and Mazur for smooth muscle neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are nonepithelial tumors arising from the interstitial cells of Cajal, which express KIT protein-CD117 on immunohistochemistry. GIST can arise anywhere in the GIT, including the mesentery, omentum, and retroperitoneum.


How to cite this article:
Sripathi S, Rajagopal K V, Srivastava RK, Ayachit A. CT features, mimics and atypical presentations of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).Indian J Radiol Imaging 2011;21:176-181


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Sripathi S, Rajagopal K V, Srivastava RK, Ayachit A. CT features, mimics and atypical presentations of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Sep 15 ];21:176-181
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