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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 357-9

Malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of intestine : a case report.

Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat

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Shaila N Shah
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat

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Smooth muscle tumors of the alimentary tract are uncommon.Cancer of small intestine comprises less than 20% of all malignant tumors. A 65-year-old male patient was admitted with complain of pain in abdomen since 7 days. He was diagnosed as a case of acute intestinal obstruction and on laparotomy an extraluminal mass was found at jejunoileal junction. Histopathology revealed a malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The case is reported with review of literature and criteria for differentiation between benign and malignant tumors are enumerated.

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