Published: 2021-02-25

Rare case of gastrointestinal bleeding: jejunal gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Sahana Muniramu, Madavan Praveena, Aparajita Mookherjee, Bommareddy Akhila, Subhodaya Reddy


Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are mesenchymal or non-epithelial neoplasms of gastrointestinal tract, with most common GI location being stomach (60%), followed by small intestine (30%), colon, rectum and oesophagus. Occurrence of GIST in jejunum is rare. Here we report a rare case of a 45 years old post-menopausal woman with pain abdomen, vomiting, malena and anemia who underwent laparotomy with resection of the tumour and anastomosis. Intra-operative findings revealed a 10x8 cms exophytic mass at the mesenteric end of the proximal jejunum, 10 cms from the DJ flexure. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry (CD117). Patient had an uneventful postoperative course.


GIST, Jejunum, Imatinib mesylate

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