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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-121

A rare presentation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors as small bowel perforation: A single institution based clinical experience of three cases

Department of General Surgery, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

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Chandan Chatterjee
46 Dr. Jagabandhu Lane, Kolkata 700012, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.112339

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of intestine presenting as acute abdomen due to perforation of the tumor is extremely rare.We present three cases of jejunal GIST which presented as acute abdomen resulting from perforation of the tumor. All the three cases underwent emergency laparotomy and resection of the tumor with clear margin. Histopathological examination was compatible with GIST and c-Kit/CD 117 was positive in immunohistochemistry. All the three patients received adjuvant chemotherapy with imatinib.

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