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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 7152406, 6 pages
Research Article

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Is an Independent Risk Factor for Poor Prognosis in GIST Patients

1Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
2Department of General Surgery, The People’s Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Qi Dong; nc.ude.umc@iqgnod

Received 2 March 2017; Accepted 13 April 2017; Published 15 May 2017

Academic Editor: Toshimi Chiba

Copyright © 2017 Qi Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A retrospective analysis of prognosis of GIST was used to assess the prognostic effects of hemorrhage of digestive tract induced by mucosal invasion of primary gastrointestinal stromal tumors and related mechanisms. The conclusion is that GISTs with gastrointestinal hemorrhage are more likely to recur, which indicates poor prognosis. Therefore, gastrointestinal hemorrhage may be used as a significant indicator to assess the prognosis of patients.