+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

An unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: duodenal GIST. A case report and literature review

, : An unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: duodenal GIST. A case report and literature review. Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica 74(2): 347-351

A duodenal GIST is an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Duodenal GISTs are rare and constitute 5% of all GISTs. A significant percentage of duodenal GISTs are located in the third and fourth portion of the duodenum and may not be detected on routine upper endoscopy. Push enteroscopy is necessary to locate these lesions. It is extremely important to differentiate a duodenal GIST from other submucosal tumors like leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas or leiomyoblastomas which may present in a similar manner, because the treatment and prognosis differ significantly. Appropriate histological and immunohistiochemical staining is required to confirm the diagnosis. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice and may involve limited resection or a pancreaticoduodenectomy. Adjuvant therapy with Imatinib has been shown to prolong survival in patients with GIST in general.


PMID: 21861323

Other references

Varduca Aurel, 1997: The 1985 Bucharest Declaration; an important step toward Danube water quality protection. NATO Science Series Partnership Sub-series 2, Environmental Security

Mateen, F.J.; Black, R.E., 2014: Expansion of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance: beyond poliomyelitis. Tropical Medicine & International Health 18(11): 1421-1422

Basu, A.; Bhalaik, V.; Stanislas, M.; Harvey, I.A., 2003: Osteomyelitis following a haematoma block. Injury 34(1): 79-82

Lindsey, D., 1994: Meta-analysis of topical antibiotic prophylaxis after tympanostomy tube insertion. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 103(11): 916-916

von Bueltzingsloewen, I., 1994: Towards a sociology of hospitalized populations: Resorting to the hospital in Germany in the early nineteenth century. Based on a sociological analysis of the populations which were hospitalized in the German academic hospitals during the first half of the 19th century, the purpose of this article is to put into perspective the equivalence which has often been est...

Chu, C.W.; Xue, Y.Y.; Du, Z.L., 1997: Superconductivity up to 126 Kelvin in interstitially doped Ba2Can-1CunOx (02(n-1)n-Ba). A new high-temperature superconducting compound system, Ba2Can-1CunOx [02(n-1) n-Ba] interstitially doped with calcium or (Ca,Cu) has been identified to exhibit a transition temperature up to 126 kelvin, the highest for a superconductor without a...

Brisco, M.J.; Latham, S.; Bartley, P.A.; Morley, A.A., 2011: Incorporation of measurement of DNA integrity into qPCR assays. Optimal accuracy of quantitative PCR (qPCR) requires correction for integrity of the target sequence. Here we combine the mathematics of the Poisson distribution and exponential amplification to show that the frequency of lesions per base (which p...

Steyn, P.A.L., 1958: New, early-ripening canning peach. Developed at the Western Province Fruit Research Station, Stellenbosch, Walgant is a yellow clingstone type which ripens earlier than Keimoes and Kakamas and shows good resistance to delayed foliation. It originated as a selfed seedling of Kakamas...

Minton, E.; Sciubato, G., 1974: Effect of seed quality, seed fungicides, seed placement and seeding rates on stand of cotton. Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences: 8-19

Sen Janshi, 1924: Natural arrangement in crystal symmetry. Pan-American Geologist 42(5): 331-334