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Gastrointestinal stromal tumour in pregnancy.
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PMID:  22689595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) in pregnancy is rare. There have been only three previously reported cases, all of which have been diagnosed on postoperative histology. The authors present the first case of a preoperatively diagnosed GIST arising in a 31-year-old pregnant woman. With a suspected diagnosis, the patient was managed through a combined obstetric and upper gastrointestinal multidisciplinary team meeting, resulting in planned early caesarean section and surgical removal of the tumour. This case emphasises the fact that early and effective multidisciplinary discussion allows for proper treatment planning and more informed patient decisions.
Benjamin Michael Stubbs; Ankit Desai; Seema Singh; Beatrice Seddon; Farrukh Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, UCLH, London, UK.
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