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

  • Makoto Nishimura
  • Hironori Yamamoto
  • Hiroto Kita
  • Tomonori Yano
  • Keijiro Sunada
  • Tomohiko Miyata
  • Takeshi Sugimoto
  • Satoru Iino
  • Yutaka Sekine
  • Michiko Iwamoto
  • Nobuki Ohnishi
  • Akiko Kuno
  • Hirohide Ohnishi
  • Shinji Sakurai
  • Kenichi Ido
  • Kentaro Sugano
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

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Nishimura
    • 1
  • Hironori Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Hiroto Kita
    • 1
  • Tomonori Yano
    • 1
  • Keijiro Sunada
    • 1
  • Tomohiko Miyata
    • 1
  • Takeshi Sugimoto
    • 1
  • Satoru Iino
    • 1
  • Yutaka Sekine
    • 1
  • Michiko Iwamoto
    • 1
  • Nobuki Ohnishi
    • 1
  • Akiko Kuno
    • 1
  • Hirohide Ohnishi
    • 1
  • Shinji Sakurai
    • 2
  • Kenichi Ido
    • 1
  • Kentaro Sugano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyJichi Medical SchoolTochigiJapan
  2. 2.Department of pathologyJichi Medical SchoolTochigiJapan