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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 1999 March;45(1):55-8

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Occult stromal tumour of the small intestine: a cause of chronic intestinal blood loss in a 70 year-old woman

Pentimone F., Gerini A., Moncini C., Di Stefano S., Pagni V., Pastine F., Del Corso L.


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The case of a 70 year-old woman with a chronic gastrointestinal blood loss due to a stromal tumor located in the middle third of the small intestine is reported. The peculiarities of the case are the characteristic immunohistochemistry of the neoplasm and, particularly, the mimetic clinical presentation, a kind of ³phantom tumor² confirmed only with celiotomy and surgical excision

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