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Gastrointestinal stromal tumour in Meckel's diverticulum

Author(s): Chandramohan K | Agarwal Mudit | Gurjar Gopal | Gatti Rohan | Patel Mahesh | Trivedi Preeti | Kothari Kiran

Journal: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
ISSN 1477-7819

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Abstract Background Meckel's Diverticulum is the most commonly encountered congenital anomaly of the small intestine, occurring in approximately 2% of the population. Occasionally Meckel's diverticulum harbors neoplasms. Case presentation A 65 year old gentleman, presented with a pelvic mass. On exploratory laparotomy, it turned out to be gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) arising from Meckel's diverticulum. Short history and review of literature are discussed. Conclusion Neoplasms occurring from Meckel's diverticulum, even though rare, should be considered as differential diagnosis of pelvic masses arising from bowel, wherever imaging modalities fail to give a definitive diagnosis.
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