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

Carlos Arce-Lara, Manisha H. Shah, Rafael E. Jimenez, Vipul R. Patel, Don M. Benson, Steven K. Clinton, J. Paul Monk

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209.e5-1209.e7
JournalUrology
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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  • Urology

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    Arce-Lara, C., Shah, M. H., Jimenez, R. E., Patel, V. R., Benson, D. M., Clinton, S. K., & Monk, J. P. (2007). Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Involving the Prostate: Presentation, Course, and Therapeutic Approach. Urology, 69(6), 1209.e5-1209.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2007.03.029