Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp. 175-177
Bioline Code: cn04034
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp. 175-177
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Case Report - Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the colon presenting with intestinal obstruction|
Gupta Sanjay, Punia Rajpal Singh, Kaushik Robin
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours are the commonest mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and small intestine being the favored sites. They rarely occur in the colon and rectum and esophagus. The diagnosis is difficult, especially in the rarer sites, since there are no pathognomic features to suggest GIST on preoperative clinical examination and investigations, and only a detailed histopathological analysis of the specimen reveals their true nature. The case of a young female patient who presented with intestinal obstruction due a GIST of the transverse colon is reported. The relevant literature is briefly reviewed.
Intestinal obstruction, GIST, large bowel, colonic tumour, imatinib
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