Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Causing Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding: An Uncommon Way of Diagnosing An Uncommon Disease
JFK Medical Center
gastrointestinal stromal tumor (gist), obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, endoscopy
Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Neoplasms | Oncology
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are neoplasms that arise from the wall of the gastrointestinal tract or, rarely, from other intra-abdominal tissues. They are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Computed tomography angiogram (CTA) can be utilized as an alternative imaging study when endoscopic and colonoscopy results are non-diagnostic. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with recurrent episodes of obscure overt gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).
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Dziadkowiec KN, Stawinski P, Sánchez-Luna SA, et al. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Causing Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding: An Uncommon Way of Diagnosing An Uncommon Disease. Cureus. 2020 Aug;12(8):e9558. doi:10.7759/cureus.9558