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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors and shock

Author(s): Majdoub Hassani Karim | Zahid Fatim | Ousadden Abdelmalek | Mazaz Khalid | Taleb Khalid

Journal: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
ISSN 0974-2700

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 199;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Emergency surgery | gastrointestinal stromal tumor | hemorrhagic shock | upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinically, they are associated with nonspecific symptoms, but some patients can present gastrointestinal bleeding with shock. We report two cases of GIST of the small bowel, revelated by hemorrhagic shock secondary to acute bleeding, succesfully treated by emergency surgery.
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