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Title: Giant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the esophagus presenting with dyspnea
Authors: Başoğlu, Ahmet
Çelik, Bahattin
Yıldız, Levent
Uludağ Üniversitesi/Tıp Fakültesi/Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı.
Ekrem, Kaya
Keywords: Cardiovascular system & cardiology
Respiratory system
Issue Date: May-2006
Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier
Citation: Başoğlu, A. vd. (2006). ''Giant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the esophagus presenting with dyspnea''. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 131(5), 1198-1199.
Abstract: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare neo plasms thought to arise from mesenchymal cells of the gastrointestinal tract. These tumors demon strate a pathobiology and clinical behavior different from those of smooth muscle and Schwann cell tumors.1 GISTs account for 0.1% to 3% of all tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. Two thirds of these tumors arise from the stomach, 25% arise from the small intestine, and 5% arise from the esophagus. We describe a case of giant GIST of the esophagus that com pressed the right main bronchus and caused dyspnea.
ISSN: 0022-5223
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