International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Arising from Meckel's Diverticulum: A Cause of Obscure GI Bleeding

Dr Chavali Sivakishore Yadav | Dr Addala Pavan


Abstract: Background Meckel & #039, s Diverticulum is the most commonly encountered congenital anomaly of the small intestine, occurring in approximately 2 % of the population. Occasionally Meckel & #039, s diverticulum harbors neoplasms. Case presentation A 65 year old male, presented with complaints of intermittent malena since 4 months. On exploratory laparotomy, it turned out to be gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) arising from Meckel & #039, s diverticulum. Short history and review of literature are discussed. Conclusion AGastrointestinal Stromal Tumor occurring from Meckel & #039, s diverticulum, even though rare, should be considered as differential diagnosis of Obscure Gastro Intestinal bleeding arising from bowel, wherever imaging modalities fail to give a definitive diagnosis.


Keywords: GIST -GASTRO INTESTINAL STOMAL TUMOUR


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,


Pages: 467 - 470


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Dr Chavali Sivakishore Yadav, Dr Addala Pavan, "Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Arising from Meckel's Diverticulum: A Cause of Obscure GI Bleeding", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018, pp. 467-470, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20182289

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