Libo Feng,Dong Xia,Qing Liu,Yi Liu,Liang Xu. Spontaneous rupture of the giant gastric stromal tumor (> 35 cm) as a rare cause of acute abdomen: a case report. Oncol Transl Med, 2014, 13: 194-196.
Spontaneous rupture of the giant gastric stromal tumor (> 35 cm) as a rare cause of acute abdomen: a case report
  
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Libo Feng Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou 646000, China 
Dong Xia Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou 646001, China 
Qing Liu Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou 646002, China 
Yi Liu Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou 646003, China 
Liang Xu Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou 646004, China 
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Abstract:
      A case of spontaneous rupture of giant gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of stomach causing acute abdomen is described below. A male patient with abdominal mass presented with symptoms and signs of acute abdomen after admitting for 1 day. After preoperative management and evaluation, an exploratory laparotomy was performed, where rupture of a huge tumor in the stomach was found. A subtotal gastrectomy including the mass was performed and the final immunohistochemical examination verified that the neoplasm was a high risk GIST. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient received treatment with imatinib mesylate, and regular follow-up without recurrence.
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