Intestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumors presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding: different diagnostic modalities in three patients

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Koseoglu H., Solakoglu T., Akin F. E., Kilicarslan A., Akbaba S., Algin O., ...More

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE, vol.15, no.4, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier


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.