Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

Posted On 2018-10-15 11:45:52
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Editors: Yong Li, Tatsuo Kanda, Seth M. Pollack

Publisher: AME Publishing Company; 1st edition (2018)
ISBN-13: 978-988-78920-7-6
Hardcover: 236 pages
Language: English
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This book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field. It covers all aspects of GIST from epidemiology, pathological classification and evaluation, and molecular biology through to diagnosis, minimal invasive or aggressive surgery, radiotherapy, management, and therapeutic options including the latest molecular targeted agents. This subject is addressed in five sections. The first section of the book presents the overview, the management of rectal and esophageal GIST, and Asian consensus guidelines. The overview covers its unique biologic behavior, clinicopathological features, molecular mechanisms, and treatment implications. Most cases of GIST arise in the stomach and small intestine, although esophageal and rectal GISTs are rare.

Honorary Editors

Jiafu Ji Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, Beijing 100142, China
Toshirou Nishida Department of Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Chuoku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan


Yong Li Department of General Surgery, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, China
Tatsuo Kanda Department of Surgery, Sanjo General Hospital, Niigata, Japan
Seth M. Pollack Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA; Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Associate Editors

Brian K. P. Goh Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore; Duke NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
Akira Sawaki Department of Medical Oncology, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan
Table of Contents
1 Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
23 Management of rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor
32 Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the esophagus: current issues of diagnosis, surgery and drug therapy
41 Asian consensus guidelines for gastrointestinal stromal tumor: what is the same and what is different from global guidelines
52 Molecular characterization and pathogenesis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor
67 Contrast enhanced ultrasound guided biopsy shows higher positive sampling rate than conventional ultrasound guided biopsy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors diagnosis
75 CT and MR imaging of gastrointestinal stromal tumor of stomach: a pictorial review
81 Technical success and short-term results of surgical treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: an experience of three centers
88 Surgery for metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor: to whom and how to?
97 Minimally invasive surgery for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors
103 Endoscopic resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors
116 Non-exposed endoscopic wall-inversion surgery for gastrointestinal stromal tumor
122 Endogastric resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumor
125 Molecular target therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors
137 The incidence of second primary malignancies after gastrointestinal stromal tumor before and after the introduction of imatinib mesylate
146 Treatment of refractory gastrointestinal stromal tumor using pazopanib
149 Neoadjuvant therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumor
156 Cost-effectiveness of precision medicine in gastrointestinal stromal tumor and gastric adenocarcinoma
167 Effectiveness of radiation therapy in GIST: A case report
172 Gastrointestinal stromal tumor with an unusual presentation as an enlarged prostate gland: a case report and review of the literature
176 Unusual metastases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor and genotypic correlates: Case report and review of the literature
182 Coexistence of gastrointestinal stromal tumour and colorectal adenocarcinoma: Two case reports
187 A 26-year-old female with metastatic primary gastrointestinal malignancy presenting as menorrhagia
192 Rare gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST): omentum and retroperitoneum
196 Two cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the small intestine with liver and bone metastasis
200 Gastric inflammatory fibroid polyp tumor with acute intestinal obstruction—Vanek’s tumor can mimick a giant gastrointestinal stromal tumor or a gastric lymphoma
206 Is a “wait-and-see” policy the best for small gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)?
209 Extra Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor treated with imatinib in a patient with Neurofibromatosis type 1
213 Durable response with a combination of imatinib and sorafenib in KIT exon 17 mutant gastrointestinal stromal tumor

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