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Bhattacharya, Sayantan; Choudhury, Amit Kumar; Ravi, Srinivasan; Morrissey, John; Mathew, George (2008)
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: RC, R, Case Report, Medicine(all), Medicine

Classified by OpenAIRE into

mesheuropmc: neoplasms, digestive system diseases



A duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) is a rare finding and until recently advanced disease had a poor prognosis. A PubMed search revealed no reports of more than five years survival of inoperable GIST on chemotherapy with WHO performance status zero.

Case Presentation

A 68 year old female was diagnosed with unresectable GIST in the duodenum with metastasis to liver, pancreas and omentum in November 2001. She was commenced on imatinib mesylate (Glivec) chemotherapy. This case report was prepared from the medical records and radiology reports. She had good tolerance with stable disease. After six years her CT scan showed no disease progression and her WHO performance status was zero.


This report supports the view that imatinib is a safe and effective drug in controlling disease progression in advanced metastatic GIST and plays an important role in improving the patient's quality of life.

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