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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Role of surgery and immunotherapy

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Author(s): Bhatnagar Sushmita

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 15;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 148;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor | immunotherapy | primary surgery

ABSTRACT
Report of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor in an 11-year-old girl who presented with a large lump in the upper abdomen. After complete surgical excision and histopathology, postoperative immunotherapy with imatinib led to an excellent outcome and a tumor-free survival of 3 years.
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