Jurnalul de Chirurgie
 Jurnalul de chirurgie
Aparitie trimestriala in a doua luna a trimestrului
Published quarterly in the second month of the quarter
ISSN: 1584 - 9341 Vol.10 Nr.3 - Iulie-Septembrie 2014 | smbt, 16 februarie 2019
ISSN: 1584 - 9341 Vol.10 No.3 - July-September 2014
English
British Flag| Romana Romanian Flag
 
Creditare EMC
Colegiul Medicilor
Va invitam sa va inregistrati/abonati la Jurnalul de chirurgie pentru a beneficia de creditare EMC
User

Parola

Tine minte
Ti-ai uitat parola?
Syndicate

Advertisement

Elmed

Estima

Liamed

Listare E-mail

LIFE THREATENING BLEEDING FROM A GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMOUR:
A CASE REPORT
J. Ray (1), S.K. Sahu (1), S. Kumar (1), V.K. Dhingra (2), V. Asthana (3),
S. Negi (1), U. Sharma (1)
1) Department of General Surgery
2) Department of Nuclear Medicine
3) Department of Anaesthesiology
Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences,
Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) University, Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun, India
Jurnalul de chirurgie (Iaşi). 2013; 9(4): 335-338.
Full text: 
Format PDF (Engleză/English)

Abstract:

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are rare tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. They can cause massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage as illustrated in our case. Our patient was admitted to the emergency in shock due to massive haematochezia. The patient was revived with multiple transfusions and crystalloids. 99m-Tc labeled Red Blood Cells (RBC) scan showed bleeding from right upper quadrant of abdomen. Laparotomy revealed a tumour in jejunum which was resected and proved to be GIST by immunohistochemistry. The patient improved dramatically after surgery and his haemoglobin level stabilized at 10g/dL. Repeat RBC scan revealed that there was no bleeding. The postoperative recovery was uneventful. CONCLUSION: GISTs are rare but clinical important tumours. As in our case they can cause life threatening bleeding. Intensive care to stabilize the patient and modern diagnostic methods like RBC scan has proved invaluable. Segmental enterectomy has been the definitive treatment the tumour and the gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

KEY WORDS: GIST; STROMAL TUMOUR; UPPER DIGESTIVE BLEEDING; ENTERECTOMY;

SHORT TITLE: Life threatening bleeding from a GIST

HOW TO CITE: Ray J, Sahu SK, Kumar S, Dhingra VK, Asthana V, Negi S, Sharma U. Life threatening bleeding from a gastrointestinal stromal tumour: a case report. Jurnalul de chirurgie (Iaşi). 2013; 9(4): 335-338. DOI: 10.7438/1584-9341-9-4-5.



: Creative Commons License
Jurnalul de chirurgie [Journal of Surgery] by Editorial Board, Department of Surgery University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, E. Tarcoveanu, R. Moldovanu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.jurnaluldechirurgie.ro.