n South African Gastroenterology Review - A brace of GISTS : case report

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? August 2006 52 CASE REPORT Roy Wise1, SR Thomson2 1Private Practice Durban 2Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu Natal Introduction The taxonomy of smooth muscle tumours in the gastrointestinal tract has undergone numerous changes as the histiogenesis of these tumours has evolved over many decades.1, 2 Terms used in the past were lieomyoma, lieomyosarcoma and lieomyoblastoma. The concept of stromal tumours was introduced by Mazur and Clarke because many of these tumours did not stain for smooth muscle or exhibit neuroimmunoreactivity and the term GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) was coined.1 Its clinical counterpart Stromal ..

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