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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 429-431
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of stomach.

Department of Radiology, S.S.G. Hospital, Baroda, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.28765

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare and account for 0.1% -0.3% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms and 5.7% of sarcomas. GISTs were classified as smooth muscle tumors, namely, leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas, until 1983, when electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry findings demonstrated a lack of smooth muscle and schwann cells. GISTs are now defined as spindle cell, epitheloid, or occasionally plemorphic mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, which express the KIT protein (CD117, stem cell factor receptor) detected at immunohistochemistry. Here we are presenting a case of 33yrs old female with a palpable lump in the epigastrium and vague abdominal pain in the epigastric region. The patient had undergone both the endoscpic examination and Barium meal study and had come to us for the computed tomographic examination.

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