Gastrointestinal Stromal

These tumors grow slowly and their malignant potential varies from minimal to significant. Most (60-70%) occur in the stomach, 20-25% in the small intestine and a small number in the esophagus, colon and rectum. The average age at diagnosis is 50-60 years. Gastrointestinal stromal are resulting from the mesenchymal precursor cells of the gastrointestinal wall gastrointestinal tumors. They are a mutation of a growth factor receptor gene (growth factor receptor…

September 3, 2018