GISTs — Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Progettare, produrre ed erogare corsi di formazione online per l’area sanitaria

  • Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone
  • Antonella Messina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Clinical Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Annarosaria De Chiara, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos
      Pages 3-12
  3. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone
      Pages 15-16
    3. Francesco La Seta, Teresa Maria Borino, Lorenzo Tesè, Luigi Carlo Cirillo, Filippo Barbiera
      Pages 17-26
    4. Pietro Marone, Giovanni Battista Rossi, Mario de Bellis, Alfonso Tempesta
      Pages 27-37
    5. Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Antonella Messina, Carlo Morosi, Maria Cristina Bellucci, Secondo Lastoria et al.
      Pages 47-70
    6. Antonella Messina, Gianpiero Cardone, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Carlo Morosi, Antonella Petrillo, Daniele Vergnaghi
      Pages 71-86
    7. Ennio Biscaldi, Arnoldo Piccardo, Gian Andrea Rollandi
      Pages 87-98
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Elena Fumagalli, Gaetano Apice, Paolo Giovanni Casali
      Pages 101-106
    3. Alessandro Gronchi, Marco Fiore, Raffaele Palaia
      Pages 107-112
  5. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Aldo Torreggiani, Stanislao Forte, Sergio Venanzio Setola
      Pages 115-121
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 123-124

About this book


This book aims to provide a complete overview of the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). It has been conceived to be both a detailed guide for clinical practice and an updated reference for all those involved in the evaluation of GISTs imaging.

The publication provides comprehensive descriptions of the full range of common imaging and nonimaging techniques used in the diagnosis and followup of GISTs.

Techniques reviewed include:

· Conventional radiography

· Endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound

· Conventional, color-Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasound

· Computed tomography

· Magnetic resonance imaging, and

· Contrast-enhanced PET/CT imaging

Both medical and surgical treatment strategies are also fully reviewed. Finally, the book concludes with a chapter that aims to stimulate widespread interest in the formation of new GISTs Units.

Written by experts in the field, the book is enriched throughout by numerous black-and-white and color images, making it an invaluable source of information as well as an indispensable guide to interpreting images for radiologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, oncologists and surgeons.



Gastrointestinal tract MDCT/MR PET/CT/US/CEUS Molecular target therapy Stromal tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone
    • 1
  • Antonella Messina
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiology UnitNational Cancer Institute G. PascaleNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and RadiotherapyNational Cancer InstituteMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Verlag Milan 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1868-6
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1869-3
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