Clinical and pathological characteristics and their effect on survival in elderly patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Mandel N. M. , Selcukbiricik F., Kanitez M., Yalcin S., Tural D. , Erdamar S., ...More

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.21, no.2, pp.360-365, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-365


Purpose: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are common tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Their most frequent location is the stomach. Although the clinical and pathological characteristics of the disease are well-known, the clinical and pathological characteristics and the response to treatment are not clear in elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of GISTs in elderly patients with an aim at improving the therapeutic methodology and survival.