One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.


  1. Be able to recognize common benign mesenchymal polyps of the gastrointestinal tract
  2. Be able to recognize common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract
  3. Understand recent developments in gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)


  1. Advances in medical knowledge
  2. New advances in pathologic analysis
  3. New methods of diagnosis or treatment


Doyle LA, Vivero M, Fletcher CDM, Mertens F, et al. Nuclear expression of STAT6 distinguishes solitary fibrous tumor from histologic mimics. Mod Pathol. 2014;27:390-395.

Rittenhaus AC, Appelman HD. Benign gastrointestinal mesenchymal BUMPS: a brief review of some spindle cell polyps with published names. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011;135:1311-1319.

Core Competencies: 2,3,6