Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 39, Issue 10, pp 1001–1004

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor in the jejunum: diagnosis and control of bleeding with electrocoagulation by using double-balloon enteroscopy

Authors

  • Makoto Nishimura
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Hironori Yamamoto
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Hiroto Kita
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Tomonori Yano
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Keijiro Sunada
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Tomohiko Miyata
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Takeshi Sugimoto
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Satoru Iino
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Yutaka Sekine
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Michiko Iwamoto
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Nobuki Ohnishi
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Akiko Kuno
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Hirohide Ohnishi
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Shinji Sakurai
    • Department of pathologyJichi Medical School
  • Kenichi Ido
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
  • Kentaro Sugano
    • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical School
Case report

DOI: 10.1007/s00535-004-1434-6

Cite this article as:
Nishimura, M., Yamamoto, H., Kita, H. et al. J Gastroenterol (2004) 39: 1001. doi:10.1007/s00535-004-1434-6

Abstract

A 43-year-old man presented with gastrointestinal bleeding. A tumor with central ulceration was observed in the jejunum, with the use of a new enteroscopy system called “double-balloon enteroscopy”. Bleeding after biopsy sampling of the tumor was controlled endoscopically by using electrocoagulation. Histological findings of the biopsy specimens were consistent with gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and this was surgically resected. Double-balloon enteroscopy was useful for the diagnosis as well as the control of bleeding in this patient.

Key words

gastrointestinal stromal tumordouble-balloon enteroscopyelectrocoagulation

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