Jejunal Stromal Tumor Revealed by a Digestive Hemorrhage


Introduction: Gastro intestinal stromal tumors are rare which can arise at any age, mostly between 50 and 60 years old. They are characterized by the expression on the surface of their cells, a specific gene c-kit. They can be located in any segment of the digestive tract, with a preference for the stomach (60%). The jejunum location is found in 200% to 30% of the cases. The originality of our observation is the revelation of a stromal jejunum tumor by a digestive bleeding. Case Report: A 71-year-old man was admitted in emergencies for a low digestive plentiful bleeding with state of hypovolemia shock. Result: The operation was performed after stabilization of his dynamic state and blood transfusion and we discovered a jejunal stromal tumor in operation. The follow-up was simple with a good evolution under treatment by Imatinib. Conclusion: Stromal digestive tumors are rare which can interest all the segments of the digestive tract and their diagnosis must be often evoked in front of any digestive bleeding.

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M. Moujahid, I. Ennafae, M. Ghari, K. Chekoura, Y. Issaoui and M. Tahiri, "Jejunal Stromal Tumor Revealed by a Digestive Hemorrhage," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2013, pp. 485-487. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2013.411085.

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