Arora A

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of stomach - 2005 - 429-431 - Vol 15 Issues 4 .

gastrointestinal stromal tumour (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 tumours, namely,leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas,until 1983, when electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry findings demonastrated a lack of smooth muscle and schwann cells. GISTs are now defined as spindle cell, epitheloid, or occasionally plemorphic mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract, ehich express the KIT protein (CD117,stem cell factor receptor) detected at immunohistochemistry. Here the authors are presenting a case of 33 years 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 coputed tomographic exmination.


tumour, gists, epigastric,


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