Stromal Tumors of the Small Bowel Causing Unexplained Melena: Report of Two Cases

Basso, L.; Basile, U.; Gabriele, R.; Izzo, L.; Silvestri, A.; De Toma, G.
January 2006
American Surgeon;Jan2006, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the small bowel are relatively rare and, therefore, both difficult to diagnose and treat. The authors present two cases of such tumors and review the various options for diagnosis and treatment.


Related Articles

  • Pediatric laryngeal granular cell tumor. Royal, S. A. // Pediatric Radiology;Nov2000, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p869 

    A female African-American patient in middle childhood presented with findings of laryngeal disease with airway obstruction and had a laryngeal granular cell tumor. A clinical review of granular cell tumors is presented, emphasizing its propensity for subglottic involvement, its imaging features,...

  • Cystic atypical mesoblastic nephroma. Garbyal, Rajendra S.; Aryya, N. C.; Gangopadhya, A. N.; Gupta, D. K. // Pediatric Surgery International;Mar2002, Vol. 18 Issue 2/3, p123 

    Cystic variants of atypical mesoblastic nephromas are very rare. The present communication deals with two such cases encountered in 3- and 6-month-old patients. The literature is briefly reviewed. The need for proper diagnosis of this tumor to distinguish it from cystic nephroma and Wilms' tumor...

  • Glenohumeral joint ganglion cyst and other rare cysts of the axilla. Fogelson, Marc H.; Craig, William D.; McPhee IV, Joseph R.; Lenert, Jeffrey T.; Henry, Leonard R.; McPhee, Joseph R 4th // American Surgeon;Sep2007, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p909 

    Although ganglion cysts have been reported to arise from almost any joint, those arising from the glenohumeral joint producing an axillary mass are extremely rare. We report what we believe to be the eighth such case and describe its management. The unusual differential diagnosis and aids to...

  • Further experience with OK-432 for lymphangiomas. Luzzatto, C.; Lo Piccolo, R.; Fascetti Leon, F.; Zanon, G.; Toffolutti, T.; Tregnaghi, A.; Zanon, G F // Pediatric Surgery International;Dec2005, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p969 

    This study includes all the children treated with OK-432 for lymphangioma at our institute. Twenty-nine children treated between 1999 and 2003 are reported for the first time: twelve cases regressed completely, eight cases regressed more than 50% and seven remained unchanged; two cases were lost...

  • Giant-Cell Tumor. Gruenwald, Nicholas; Demos, Terrence C.; Lomasney, Laurie M.; Rapp, Timothy // Orthopedics;Feb2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p94 

    Discusses the radiological case of a female patient with giant-cell bone tumor. Pathology and location of giant-cell tumors; Methods used to diagnose and assess giant-cell tumors; Treatment and prognosis for giant-cell tumors.

  • Aggressive angiomyxoma presenting as a vulval polyp. Srinivasan, R.; Nachiketa, Mohapatra; Saurabh, Malhotra; Sharath, Kumar J. Rao; Mohapatra, Nachiketa; Malhotra, Saurabh; Rao, Sharath Kumar J // Indian Journal of Cancer;Apr-Jun2007, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p87 

    Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare, locally invasive mesenchymal tumor, occurring predominantly in the pelvic-perineal region of adults and carries a high risk for local relapse and hence the need to differentiate it from the other mesenchymal tumors occurring in this region. Presentation as a...

  • Cutaneous Metastases of Internal Malignancies: A Rare, but Important Issue for Dermatologists. Lindelöf, Bernt // Acta Dermato-Venereologica;2007, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p99 

    The article discusses topics related to cutaneous metastases of internal malignancies. It has been reported that cutaneous metastases of internal malignant tumors are rare. However, they sometimes reveal the first manifestation of a malignant tumor. Furthermore, cutaneous metastases are...

  • Obstructive jaundice--difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. Jones, B. M.; Reynolds, K. W. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Sep1980, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p672 

    The article offers information about the case that illustrates the many problems associated with obtaining a definitive diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasia or tumor despite the availability of all modern techniques. A patient's case have achieved a successful relief of obstructive jaundice has...

  • Adrenocortical Tumors in Brazilian Children: Immunohistochemical Markers and Prognostic Factors. Sbragia, Lourenco; Oliveira-Filho, Antonio Goncalves; Vassallo, Jose; Pinto, Glauce Aparecida; Guerra-Junior, Gil; Bustorff-Silva, Joaquim // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;Sep2005, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p1127 

    Context.—The behavior of adrenocortical tumors (ACTs) is usually difficult to establish in childhood, and the role of immunomarkers in predicting outcome has not yet been elucidated. Objective.—To investigate the relationship between clinical, pathologic, and immunohistochemical...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics