The Characteristics of Patients with GIST Who Experienced Late Recurrence after Resection

Noriko Wada, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Toru Masuzawa, Toshirou Nishida, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki

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The characteristics of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST)who need long-term surveillance after resection remain unclear. We investigated the characteristics of 14 patients with GIST who developed recurrence over 5 years after resection. The most common primary tumor site was the stomach, followed by the rectum and small intestine. We found that 58% of patients had low-risk tumors, and 29% of patients developed recurrence over 10 years after resection. The most common first recurrence site was local, followed by the liver and peritoneum. All 4 patients with rectal GIST underwent local resection and developed local recurrence. Late recurrence could be observed even in low-risk tumors. Particularly, patients with rectal GIST frequently developed local recurrence. Thus, postoperative surveillance should be considered depending on operative or pathological findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2118-2120
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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