International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

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

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as perforative peritonitis


Siddharth Pramod Dubhashi, Ratnesh Jenaw 
 Department of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Siddharth Pramod Dubhashi
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India

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.


How to cite this article:
Dubhashi SP, Jenaw R. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as perforative peritonitis.Int J Health Allied Sci 2017;6:45-46


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Dubhashi SP, Jenaw R. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as perforative peritonitis. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];6:45-46
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