A ruptured large extraluminal ileal gastrointestinal stromal tumor causing hemoperitoneum

Shoji Hirasaki, Kohei Fujita, Minoru Matsubara, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Hiromichi Yamane, Masato Okuda, Seiyuu Suzuki, Atsuko Shirakawa, Hideyuki Saeki

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Abstract

We describe an 87-year-old woman with a large ileal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) causing hemoperitoneum. A CT scan demonstrated a large heterogeneous mass measuring about 13 cm × 11 cm in the pelvis and hemoperitoneum, with a non-uniform enhancement pattern. The mass was diagnosed as a GIST originating from the gastrointestinal tract. She underwent an urgent laparotomy and an ileal GIST with a rupture was found 130 cm from the anal to the Treitzs ligament. Hemoperitoneum caused by ileal GIST rupture is a rare condition. Bleeding in the large tumor leading to rupture of the capsule might cause hemoperitoneum in the present case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2928-2931
Number of pages4
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Volume14
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Extraluminal growth
  • Intestinal neoplasm
  • Laparotomy
  • Small intestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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