Tumor del estroma gastrointestinal

Introducción

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A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant.
 

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Sinónimos

Tumor del estroma gastrointestinal
GIST
Tumor GIST
Tumores GIST
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Enfermedad trofoblástica gestacional
Tumor trofoblástico gestacional
Mola hidatidiforme
Coriocarcinoma
Mola invasiva
Tumor trofoblástico del sitio placentario
Enfermedad trofoblástica de la gestación
Tumor trofoblástico en el sitio de la placenta
Tumor trofoblástico epiteloide

Ensayos clínicos

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