Morphology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Historical perspectives
Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Special Issue: Seminars in Surgical Oncology: Current Concepts in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Volume 104, Issue 8, pages 874–881, 15 December 2011
How to Cite
Appelman, H. D. (2011), Morphology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Historical perspectives. J. Surg. Oncol., 104: 874–881. doi: 10.1002/jso.21873
- Issue online: 8 NOV 2011
- Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 6 JAN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JAN 2010
- stromal tumors;
- malignant features;
- frozen section diagnosis
About 2/3 of gastrointestinal stromal tumors occur in the stomach and about 1/5 in the small intestine with few in the rectum, colon, and esophagus. Their cells are related to the interstitial cells of Cajal. They differ by site in terms of cell type and growth pattern. Benign and malignant tumors are separated based on their light microscopic appearances, size as measured by innumerable pathologists and assistants and mitotic counts. J. Surg. Oncol. 2011; 104:874–881. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.