Gastric Endoscopy Results?
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors of soft tissue that can be located anywhere along the digestive tract, but the most frequent sites are the stomach and small intestine. Basically to ensure the diagnosis of GIST biopsy is needed. Biopsy is taking a small amount of tumor tissue to be examined under a microscope or also called anatomic pathology (PA).
What is meant by "macroscopic" in the PA examination is the appearance of received tissue that is seen with the naked eye. These results only describe the network appearance received by the examiner. What is meant by "microscopic" is the appearance of tissue under a microscope. These results describe the findings of cells from the antral part of the stomach (lower stomach) and the presence of necrotic tissue or dead tissue around the stomach cells. In one examination found a stromal cell (connective tissue cells / supporting tissue) that has many cells that are arranged in line (normally the stroma does not look solid by cells), but there is no change in the shape of the cell nucleus (the cell nucleus still looks like a normal cell ) or mitosis (a sign that the cells are actively dividing).
These findings direct the suspicion of the examiner in the diagnosis of GIST, but further investigation (immunohistochemical examination) is needed to confirm the diagnosis and determine the prognosis. Immunohistochemical examination is basically giving certain markers to cells obtained from biopsy to see the antigen or protein contained in these cells. Here are articles (in English) that you can read to find out more about GIST.
Take the results of the PA examination to the doctor who treats your child to find out the steps for further diagnosis as well as the therapies that can be done.
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