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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour: cause of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

Ngow, Harris Abdullah and Wan Mohd Nowalid, Wan Khairina (2010) Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour: cause of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Czech and Slovak Gastroenterol and Hepatol , 64 (5). pp. 22-25. ISSN 1804 7874 (print); 1804-803X (online)

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare tumours. It can cause occult gastrointestinal bleeding when conventional investigations fail to detect the bleeding lesions. Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding also represents a challenge in the quest for the clinical diagnosis and its therapeutic approach. We report a case of gastrointestinal bleeding originated from small bowel gastrointestinal stromal tumour diagnosed by capsule endoscopy and computerized tomography (CT) imaging. This case illustrates the difficulty in diagnosing GISTs and the important role of capsule endoscopy as a non-invasive investigation modality. The treatment options include curative surgical resection and tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4393/ 5121
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Gastrointestinal stromal tumour, Capsule endoscopy, Tyrosine kinase inhibitor
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Associate Professor Dr Harris Ngow Abdullah
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 13:38
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 13:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5121

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