Intestinal Obstruction Secondary To Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour

Sarma, D and Rodrigues, G and Parameshwarappa, S and Prabhu, R and Suresh, S (2010) Intestinal Obstruction Secondary To Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour. WebmedCentral GASTROENTEROLOGY, 1 (9). pp. 2-9.

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Though gastrointestinal stromal tumours are common, a duodenal stromal tumour is a rare entity. We present such a rare case with duodenal obstruction which caused a dilemma in the management of this patient. Though a Whipple’s operation was planned, intraoperatively, due to the pedunculated nature and free intraluminal mobility, resection of the polyp was done and histopathology was consistent with the diagnosis of a duodenal stromal tumour, which was reconfirmed with special stains/ immunohistochemistry. Surgeons and pathologists should keep this rare primary tumour of the duodenum in mind as a differential diagnosis when examining/treating duodenal lesions, as a major surgical intervention can be avoided, cutting down on the cost, hospital stay, morbidity and mortality to the patient. A literature review and a discussion on the pertinent clinical, radiological, pathological and surgical aspects of stromal tumours have been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stromal tumour; Duodenum; Obstruction; Surgery; Chemotherapy; Followup
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 04:47
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2013 04:47

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