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Ahmadi Amoli H, Akhlaghi A, Ramim T. A large gastrointestinal stromal tumor of duodenum: a case report. Tehran Univ Med J. 2014; 71 (10) :679-684
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5738-en.html

1- Department of Surgery, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , dr.tayebramim@gmail.com
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Background: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are gastrointestinal tract mesenchymal tumors with gene mutations. The most common site of gastrointestinal stromal tumors is in stomach (40-60%) and small intestine (30-40%), and rare cases about 3-5% of them occur in the duodenum. Case presentation: The patient is a forty six years old man. He complained of frequent colic pain in left upper quadrant of abdomen for two months before admitting to the hospital. The pain resolved spontaneously after a few hours. This situation almost has been repeated every week. The patient had severe repeated melena and faint for two weeks. As soon as the patient was entered the Sina Hospital in 2012, supportive care was started. Then upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed for him and the bleeding point was detected. Also abdominal and pelvic computed tomography with oral and intravenous contrast was done. Finally the patient was operated on tumor diagnosis in duodenal area according to classic Whipple procedure. Conclusion: Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common symptom of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. The bleeding is minimal and chronic. It will be progress to sudden and severe bleeding. Diagnosis is done by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy. The large tumors with high mitotic
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