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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makah, Saudi Arabia: Report of Five Cases

Journal: International Journal of Surgery and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 2)

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Page : 146-148

Keywords : Gastrointestinal (GIST) - Complete Surgical Excision - Spindle Cells - CD117;

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare, but they are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the GI tract. GISTs are usually found in the stomach or small intestine but can occur anywhere along the GI tract and rarely have extraGI involvement. Five cases of (GIST) are recorded between Jan 2017 and December 2019 in the surgical department in Al Noor Specialist Hospital. The records of the five cases of GI stromal tumor were reviewed. Three males and two females, with mean age of 55.8 ± 7years. The stomach was involved in all patients. The most common symptom at presentation was abdominal pain, followed by gastrointestinal bleeding. The size of the tumors varies between 3.5X4 cm to 21.7X10.8cm. Four cases were treated with the complete surgical resection and the large tumor was treated medically. Follow up of the patients for 2-years. there was no recurrence in four cases. The fifth case with large tumor treated medically died after 18 months. Complete surgical resection with tumor free margin is the standard treatment for GISTs [1].

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