The relationship between MIB-1 proliferative activity and mitotic index in gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Filiz G., Yalcinkaya U., Gurel S., Yerci O., Memik F.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.54, no.74, pp.438-441, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 74
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-441
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are mesenchymal tumors originating from the gastrointestinal canal wall. Although a number of studies are performed concerning prognostic factors, no indicators of recurrence or metastasis could be established. In this study we assessed the prognostic value of MIB-1 proliferative index (PI) in GIST, and whether there was a relationship to any other clinicopathological findings.