Acute intestinal obstruction due to gastrointestinal stromal tumours: case report

Authors

  • Kewithinwangbo Newme Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • Donkupar Khongwar Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • Ranendra Hajong Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • Vandana Raphel Department of Pathology, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20203811

Keywords:

GIST, Acute intestinal obstruction, Adhesions

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) as such is a rare disease, but according to some study it may end up to malignant type in approximately 10-30%. Herein we present a 2 cases of GIST who presented with acute intestinal obstruction in emergency department. In imaging studies (X-ray erect abdomen, ultrasonography abdomen), it showed a features of intestinal obstruction but could not rule out the exact mechanism or pathology behind the obstruction. As commonly adhesions is a main culprit behind the cause of acute intestinal obstruction in case of any post-operative patient. So, we try to highlight that in case of any old aged individual and in virgin abdomen GIST should be keep in mind as a cause of intestinal obstruction.

Author Biographies

Kewithinwangbo Newme, Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Department of General Surgery, Senior Resident Doctor

Donkupar Khongwar, Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Department of General Surgery, Assistant professor

Ranendra Hajong, Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Department of General Surgery, Associate professor

Vandana Raphel, Department of Pathology, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Department of Pathology, Professor

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2020-08-27

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