Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs): aggressive tumours overlooked by many surgeons.
ABSTRACT Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are neoplasms that arise either from the mesenchymal tissue of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) or, rarely, from other intra-abdominal soft tissues. They represent the most common (85%) mesenchymal tumors that affect the GIT, and form 0.1% ̶ 3% of GI malignancies. More than 80% occurs in individuals older than 50 years, with no sex predilection. ... Read more