Toxicol Pathol 2019 07 7;47(5):577-584. Epub 2019 May 7.
2 Division of National Toxicology Program, Cellular and Molecular Pathology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Venkannagari is now with the Bain and Company Inc, Boston, MA, USA. Mark is now with the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
The majority of the tumors in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of rats and mice, with spindle cell morphology, are diagnosed as smooth muscle tumors (SMTs). Similarly, several decades ago human GI tumors with spindle cell morphology were also diagnosed as SMTs. However, later investigations identified most of these tumors in humans as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Read More