Our experience with gastrointestinal stromal tumors at tertiary care hospital in central India: A retrospective observational study
Author(s): Brajesh Gupta, Ashish Paliwal and Prasad Bansod
Abstract: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the commonest mesenchymal tumor of gastrointestinal tract. Commonly found in Stomach and Small intestine, may present as E GIST. A case series of 30 patients over a period of 3 years managed at Government medical college and hospital. A Retrospective study of the GIST cases. Around 30 patients who were diagnosed having GIST, there records were compiled. Data analysis of all patients in terms of demographics, clinical presentation, location of the tumor, management has been done. Presented with varied complaints such as pain in abdomen, lump in abdomen, upper/lower GI bleeding, weight loss, obstruction perforation, hematuria and retention of urine depending upon the site involved. Sites involved were small bowel (16), Stomach (10), Colon (1), Rectosigmoid (1), retroperitoneum (1) and omentum (1). Half the cases took imatinib including neoadjuvant and post operative cases and rest lost to follow up. Surgery being the main stay of treatment.