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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-72

A rare case of mesenteric gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as acute abdomen


Department of Surgery, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Anant Sadanand Ramani
Department of Surgery, Goa Medical College, Bambolim - 403 502, Goa
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1117-6806.199960

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are rare tumours arising from mesenchyme of gastrointestinal tract and overexpress C-kit protein. Mainly seen in stomach and small bowel. Mesenteric GIST are rarely reported as they constitute less than 1% of total GIST. We here report such a rare case of GIST arising from mesentery of small bowel and presenting as acute abdomen. Good surgical clearance ensures good survival whereas incomplete resection results in a high incidence of recurrences with distant metastasis.


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