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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp. 175-177
Bioline Code: cn04034
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2004, pp. 175-177

 en Case Report - Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the colon presenting with intestinal obstruction
Gupta Sanjay, Punia Rajpal Singh, Kaushik Robin

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Intestinal obstruction, GIST, large bowel, colonic tumour, imatinib

 
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