Perforated gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a true jejunal diverticulum in adulthood: report of a case
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- Shoji, M., Yoshimitsu, Y., Maeda, T. et al. Surg Today (2014) 44: 2180. doi:10.1007/s00595-013-0732-0
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A 61-year-old man was referred to us for investigation of acute abdominal pain. Computed tomography showed a 5.9 × 5.3 × 5.0 cm lump of food residue in the jejunum, and a large amount of free air and ascites around the liver and right paracolic gutter. He underwent emergency laparotomy for suspected peritonitis from perforation by a foreign body in the small intestine. We identified purulent exudate in the abdominal cavity and perforation of a jejunal cystic mass, attached ~40 cm from Treitz’s ligament at the anti-mesenteric side of the jejunum. Based on a diagnosis of jejunal duplication with perforation, we resected that part of the small intestine and performed intra-abdominal drainage. Pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of a perforated gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a true jejunal diverticulum. Histopathological evidence suggests that intestinal pressure and/or hemorrhage can cause perforation in the background of a true jejunal diverticulum. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a perforated GIST in a true jejunal diverticulum.