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Giant small intestine gist in a young man

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common type of mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. They are originating from the interstitial cells of Cajal, that are considered the GI pacemaker cells. The most common site is the stomach, only 23-38% are found in the small intestine. Giant GIST’s (over 10 cm diameter) are associated with a high risk of complications and malignancy. We present a case of a giant GIST in a young man patient treated by surgical resection associated with postoperative adjuvant therapy (Imatinib).

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