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Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine as the cause of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage - case report

Stanisław Prywiński, Jacek Szopiński, Paweł Wierzchowski, Stanisław Dąbrowiecki
Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(2):107-112.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2008)
Aktualności
Published online: 2008-10-21

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are amongst the rarest causes of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage. These tumors are derived from the stromal tissue of the gastrointestinal tract and their pathobiology is related to the mutation of the KIT transmembrane receptor, which gains results in thyrosine kinase activity. A diagnosis is based on an immunohistochemical examination for the presence of the CD117 antigen.
The case of a 37-year-old female, hospitalized for massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to a GIST-type tumor of the small intestine, is presented in this article. The tumor was successfully diagnosed and treated.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are amongst the rarest causes of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage. These tumors are derived from the stromal tissue of the gastrointestinal tract and their pathobiology is related to the mutation of the KIT transmembrane receptor, which gains results in thyrosine kinase activity. A diagnosis is based on an immunohistochemical examination for the presence of the CD117 antigen.
The case of a 37-year-old female, hospitalized for massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to a GIST-type tumor of the small intestine, is presented in this article. The tumor was successfully diagnosed and treated.
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Keywords

GIST; gastrointestinal tumors; gastrointestinal hemorrhage; stromal tumors

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Title

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine as the cause of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage - case report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2008)

Pages

107-112

Published online

2008-10-21

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(2):107-112.

Keywords

GIST
gastrointestinal tumors
gastrointestinal hemorrhage
stromal tumors

Authors

Stanisław Prywiński
Jacek Szopiński
Paweł Wierzchowski
Stanisław Dąbrowiecki

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