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2022 Oct 22

Int J Surg Case Rep


Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the small bowel complicated by torsion: A case report.


Yoshizawa J-C, Shimizu T, Ikehara T, Fukushima K, Nakayama A
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Oct 22; 100:107761.
PMID: 36302314.


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumors that originate from the gastrointestinal tract wall. Approximately 20-30 % of GISTs originate from the small intestine. GISTs of the small intestine generally present with a palpable mass, distention, and abdominal pain and may exhibit acute abdomen at the onset. Herein, we describe a rare case of a pedunculated GIST of the small intestine complicated by torsion.