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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

versión impresa ISSN 1130-0108


PARDO MARTINEZ, C.; MAYOL MARTINEZ, J.; HERNANDEZ PEREZ, C.  y  ALVAREZ FERNANDEZ-REPRESA, J.. Gastric stromal tumors: clinical presentation and surgical options. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2004, vol.96, n.8, pp.578-583. ISSN 1130-0108.

Stromal tumors represent 1-3% of all primary gastric neoplasms. These tumors can occur at any age and display different clinical manifestations, but they rarely reach over 10 cm in size. Currently they are designed as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) but their classification is still controversial. Surgery is the treatment of choice, and the extension of surgical resection depends on the tumor size, neoplastic involvement of adjacent organs, and the presence of metastatic disease. In selected cases minimally invasive surgery can provide excellent results. We present four new patients with GIST who exemplify the different clinical forms of presentations of GISTs and their diverse treatment options.

Palabras clave : Leiomyoblastoma; Stromal tumors; GIST; Treatment; Surgery.

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