DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20220953
Published: 2022-03-28

Case report: successful treatment of a rare large jejunal gastrointestinal stromal tumour with surgery and using principle of short-term fasting

Bhopesh Kadian, Sanjeev Singla, Rohit Virmani, Garima Dwivedi

Abstract


Small intestinal gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal tumours of gastrointestinal tract comprise 0.04% of small intestinal neoplasms. We presented a case of 61 years female presenting in emergency with pain in epigastrium, multiple episodes of vomiting, raised total leucocyte counts. CECT abdomen showed a large non-enhancing jejunal lesion. The patient had emergency small bowel resection and anastomosis. Postoperative patient started on imatinib and kept on short-term fasting. This case report highlights the rare presentation of jejunal GISTs, successful surgical outcome and good enhancing effect of short-term fasting on chemotherapy.


Keywords


Jejunal GISTs, Short-term fasting, Indian subcontinent

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