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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour. A relatively uncommon mesenchymal tumour of the gastrointestinal tract; two-thirds arise in the stomach, nearly one-third in the small intestine and less than 10% elsewhere. They are often incidental findings at endoscopy—especially in Japan due to mass screening for gastric cancer—or at surgery for other causes
Epidemiology More common in the middle-aged to elderly
DiffDx Leiomyoma, schwannoma, sarcoma, adenocarcionoma, ectopic pancreas
Management Most GISTs respond well to the tyrosine-kinase inhibitor imatinib mesylate (Gleevec/STI-571)

GIST

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, see there.

GIST

gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
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Miettinen and Lasota found distant metastasis in more than 50% of patients with rectal GIST who had more than 5 mitoses per 50 HPF or with tumor size larger than 5 cm,[7] whereas other studies reported that on the contrary, tumor size could not be considered as a prognostic factor for rectal GIST.
Treatment of GIST is multidisciplinary through cooperation of surgeon, pathologist and oncologist (9,10).
Emergency presentation with a GIST is not uncommon and one of its manifestations is acute abdomen secondary to intraperitoneal rupture or perforation of a primary GIST of the small intestine.
Surgery is the definitive therapy for patients with GISTs.
Small GIST less than 2 cm are symptomatic and incidentally detected at laparotomy or in endoscopy.
From the sites at Bellshill and Coupar Angus, Gist operate warehousing and distribution solutions for a cross-section of food manufacturers to major high street retailers.
GIST occurs marginally frequent in males as compared to females, both in the fifth and sixth decades of life.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Task Force Report 2007 reported GIST incidence to be approximately 14.
Jordanians, however have been active and successful in past GIST endeavors including Technology-Idea (Tech-I) competitions and virtual web chats.
Expert engineers from GIST will visit PERN HEC during first week of January 2014 and deploy equipment with the support of PERN engineers in Islamabad.
Country: USASector: Computer Software, Business and Consumer ServicesTarget: Gist DesignBuyer: TrueFit Type: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 16, 2013-TrueFit reveals Gist Design buy(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.