Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia in a Patient with GIST after Treatment with Imatinib: Case Report and Literature Review

Posted by rob on May 8, 2012 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

We present a previously unreported adverse effect of imatinib, gastric antral vascular ectasia, in a 74-year-old woman with gastrointestinal stromal tumor in remission treated with adjuvant imatinib. Endoscopy performed prior to starting imatinib showed normal gastric mucosa, but 8 months after starting imatinib showed diffuse gastric inflammation. Repeat endoscopy 1 month after discontinuing imatinib showed significant improvement in gastric inflammation. (Source: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology)
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