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Giant ileal gastrointestinal stromal tumour presenting as an intestinal subocclusion and subsequent haemoperitoneum: a case report and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  21116885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a case of a 76-year-old man with a giant ileal gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) causing an intestinal subocclusion and a subsequent haemoperitoneum. During his hospital stay for a sudden hypovolemic shock, the patient underwent an urgent laparotomy and a 20 cm × 15 cm ruptured ileal GIST causing haemoperitoneum was found. Only 13 cases of ileal GIST causing peritoneal bleeding have been described since 2000, the one we presented is the largest. Although rare this pathological entity should be kept in mind in case of sudden abdominal pain and hypovolemic shock in patients with a large intraabdominal mass.
Domenico Iusco; Marcello Jannaci; Antonio Grassi; Serena Bonomi; Ismail Ismail; Giuseppe Navarra; Salvatore Virzì
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Updates in surgery     Volume:  62     ISSN:  2038-131X     ISO Abbreviation:  Updates Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101539818     Medline TA:  Updates Surg     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Azienda Unità Sanitari Locale di Bologna, Surgical Dipartment, Division of General Surgery, Bentivoglio Hospital, Via Marconi 35, Bentivoglio, Bologna, Italy,
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