Metastatic duodenal GIST: role of surgery combined with imatinib mesylate.

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International seminars in surgical oncology : ISSO, ISSN: 1477-7800, Vol: 4, Issue: 1, Page: 9

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_surg_surg/720
PMID:
17391535
DOI:
10.1186/1477-7800-4-9
PMCID:
PMC1851968
Author(s):
Mohiuddin, Kamran; Nizami, Saira; Munir, Asma; Memon, Breda; Memon, Muhammed A
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Medicine; Surgery
article description
The best possible treatment of metastatic high grade large duodenal GIST is controversial. Surgery (with or without segmental organ resection) remains the principal treatment for primary and recurrent GIST. However, patients with advanced duodenal GIST have a high risk of early tumour recurrence and short life expectancy.