Role of RBC labeled 99m-Tc scan, Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry in Diagnosis of Jejunal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor presenting as obscure gastrointestinal haemorrhage

Shetty, Prasad K; Baliga, Sameer V; K, Balaiah and S, Gnana Prakash (2010) Role of RBC labeled 99m-Tc scan, Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry in Diagnosis of Jejunal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor presenting as obscure gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 9 (3). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are relatively rare tumors of gastrointestinal (GI) tract, most commonly arise from the stomach followed by small intestine and colon, clinically GIST present with occult GI bleeding, abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction. We present a case of a jejunal GIST, which presented as an obscure GI haemorrhage. This case highlights how oesophagogastrodudenectomy and colonoscopy proved inconclusive in determining source of bleeding and the importance of RBC labeled 99m-Tc scan in detecting the source of GI bleeding and also emphasizes on histopathology and immunohistochemistry in diagnosis of GIST.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; RBC labeled 99m-Tc scan; Immunohistochemistry
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Digestive System Diseases > Digestive System Neoplasms > Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
ID Code:3624
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:03 January 2011

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