Gastrointestinal stromal tumor causing small bowel intussusception in a patient with Crohn's disease

Theodoropoulos, George E.; Linardoutsos, Dimitrios; Tsamis, Dimitrios; Stamopoulos, Paraskevas; Giannopoulos, Dimitrios; Zagouri, Flora; Michalopoulos, Nikolaos V.
November 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;11/7/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 41, p5224
Academic Journal
Case Study
We report a case of jejunoileal intussusception in a 42-year-old patient with Crohn's disease caused by a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. The patient complained of vague diffuse abdominal pain for a period of 4 mo. Intussusception was suspected at computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans. Segmental resection of the small intestine was performed. Pathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed a gastrointestinal stromal tumor as well as aphthous ulcerations and areas of inflammation, which were, characteristic of Crohn's disease. This is the first report of small bowel intussusception due to a gastrointestinal stromal tumor coexisting with Crohn's disease.


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