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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Involving the Prostate: Presentation, Course, and Therapeutic Approach

Authors
Journal
Urology
0090-4295
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
69
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.03.029
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are relatively rare soft-tissue neoplasms arising from the gastrointestinal tract. The clinical presentation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors varies and depends on the tumor size and location. We present 2 patients with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor who presented with genitourinary symptoms and were diagnosed by transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. We describe the clinical presentation and diagnostic and therapeutic approach to these cases, highlighting the successful preoperative use of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) followed by prostatectomy.

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