DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20222077
Published: 2022-08-26

Low gastrointestinal tract bleeding secondary to low-grade gastrointestinal stromal tumor: case report

Yuri Jiménez Caprielova, Adrián Aguilar Izaguirre, Eduardo Israel Vega Chavarria, Samuel Rodríguez Gómez Arenas, Yamir Ahmed Nacud Bezies

Abstract


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. We present the case of a patient with low gastrointestinal tract bleeding secondary to a gastrointestinal stromal tumor, as well as her diagnostic clinical approach in a third-level medical unit, as well as a brief review of the literature. The treatment of this neoplasm is surgical and ideally consists of complete resection with negative margins (R0). GISTs mostly affect patients between 4-6 decades of life with a slight predominance in women, with the stomach and small intestine being the most frequently affected organs. The immunohistochemical study shows positivity for c-KIT and CD34 in 100% and 63% of cases. The treatment is surgical which usually by maintaining free margins is curative


Keywords


GIST, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Neoplasm

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