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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-46

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as perforative peritonitis

Department of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Siddharth Pramod Dubhashi
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.200204

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumors arising from the muscularis propria of the gastrointestinal tract. Presenting features include abdominal mass (5%–50%), obstruction (5%), hemorrhage and rarely perforation (0.8%). This is a case report of an elderly male with a perforated jejunal GIST presenting as acute abdomen. GISTs exhibit an unpredictable behavior. Complete surgical excision with clear margins is the treatment of choice with adjuvant chemotherapy.

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