The clinical and histopathological presentations of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors Fuat Ekiz 1, Hatice Ünverdi 2, Akif Altınbaş 1, Bora Aktaş 1, Barış Yılmaz 1, Şahin Çoban 1, Berna Savaş 2, Ömer Başar 1, Arzu Ensari 2, Necati Örmeci 3 1 - Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Gastroenteroloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye 2 - Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye 3 - Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Gastroenteroloji Bilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
Dicle Med J 2012; 39(1):58-60 ICID: 987022
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
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Objectives: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are
originated from mesenchymal / stromal cells and are rarely
seen in gastrointestinal tract. In this study, we aimed
to determine the clinical and histopathological presentations,
and tumor localizations of the patients with GIST.
Materials and methods: Totally, 18 patients were included
in the study. Ten patients were male (56%), and the
mean age was 54.2 (30-75) years.
Results: The most common sites of organs involved are
stomach, peritonea, colon, small intestine, omentum and
esophagus, respectively. The major symptom of the patients
with GIST is abdominal pain. Distant organ metastasis
was detected in 22.2% of the patients.
Conclusion: We found that the most common presentation
of patients with GIST is abdominal pain, and the most
common involved organ is the stomach.