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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2011;11(3):193-197.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2011.11.3.193    Published online December 10, 2011.
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor with Accelerated Growth Pattern in the Stomach
Kyu Re Joo, Woo Chul Chung, Kang Moon Lee, Chang Nyol Paik, Kyong Hwa Jun, Hyung Min Chin
1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University, Suwon, Korea. jwchulkr@yahoo.co.kr
2Department of Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University, Suwon, Korea.
빠른 성장을 보인 위에서 발생한 위장관 간질종양
주겨레, 정우철, 이강문, 백창렬, 전경화1, 진형민1
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 성빈센트병원, 내과학교실, 외과학교실1
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and can be benign or malignant. To date, there have been no clear standards for the preoperative assessment of GIST malignancy. Currently it is believed that tumors with diameter smaller than 2.0 cm is benign. Herein, we experienced two cases of GISTs that showed an accelerated growth pattern during the follow-up period. In both cases, the tumors were <2.0 cm in size initially and became larger unexpectedly. The resected tumors revealed GIST with intermediate risk and high risk of malignancy according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus symposium.
Key Words: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Prognosis; Mitotic index

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