Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Sep;33(3):163-167.

A Case of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor of the Proximal Jejunum Diagnosed by Double Balloon Enteroscopy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Jinleeprof@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Surgery, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare disease but is the most common nonepithelial neoplasm in the gastrointestinal tract. GIST accounts for 0.1~3.0% of gastrointestinal malignancies, and 20~30% of GISTs are found in the small intestine. GIST with extraluminal growth is difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a jejunal GIST with obscure bleeding that was diagnosed using double balloon enteroscopy.

Keyword

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Double balloon enteroscopy; Gastrointestinal bleeding
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