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A jejunal tumour 

A jejunal tumour
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A jejunal tumour
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Thankamma Ajithkumar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664535.003.0029
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date: 18 August 2019

Small intestinal tumours are rare and often present with difficult problems in diagnosis and management. 30-40% of the small intestinal tumours are adenocarcinomas and the rest is constituted by carcinoid tumours, gastrointestinal stromal tumours and lymphomas. Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) constitute less than 1% of gastrointestinal tumours and usually found in the stomach or small intestine. The discovery of CD117 expression and activating mutations in c-Kit, and subsequent evolution of targeted therapy has contributed significantly to its management.

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