Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: August 2

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors mimicking gynecologic disease: clinicopathological analysis of 20 cases

Diagnosis of pelvic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) can be challenging because of their nonspecific presentation and similarity to gynecological neoplasms. In this series, we describe the clinicopathological features of 20 GIST cases: 18 patients presented with pelvic mass and/or abdominal pain concerning gynecological disease; 2 patients presented with a posterior rectovaginal mass or an anorectal mass. Total abdominal hysterectomy and/or salpingo-oophorectomy (unilateral or bilateral) were performed in 13 cases. 

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