Intestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding: different diagnostic modalities in three patients
Hüseyin Köseoğlu 1 * , Tevfik Solakoğlu 1, Fatma Ebru Akın 1, Aydan Kılıçarslan 2, Soner Akbaba 3, Oktay Algın 4, Naciye Şemnur Büyükaşık 1, Osman Ersoy 5
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1 Ataturk Research and Education Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara, Turkey
2 Atatürk Research and Education Hospital, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
3 Atatürk Research and Education Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
4 Atatürk Research and Education Hospital, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
5 Yildirim Beyazit University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara, Turkey
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Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Although bleeding is one of the most symptoms seen in GIST, significant acute bleeding is an unusual finding. Here in, three cases with gastrointestinal bleeding due to GIST are presented. Of these patients one had duodenal, one had jejunal and the other had ileal GIST. The duodenal GIST was detected by endoscopy while the jejunal GIST was found by capsule endoscopy and the ileal GIST was shown on magnetic resonance enterography. All patients underwent surgery and the diagnoses of GISTs were confirmed by histopathological evaluation.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/89640

Electron J Gen Med, 2018 - Volume 15 Issue 4, Article No: em55

Publication date: 15 Apr 2018

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