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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 1:136

First Online: 14 November 2007Received: 04 July 2007Accepted: 14 November 2007DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-1-136

Cite this article as: Khashab, M.A., Cramer, H.M. & Liangpunsakul, S. J Med Case Reports 2007 1: 136. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-1-136

Abstract

IntroductionThough gastrointestinal stromal tumors GISTs frequently present with gastrointestinal bleeding, the guidelines for the management and control of bleeding are unclear especially in patients who are not appropriate for surgical resection.

Case presentationWe report a case of gastric GIST in an elderly patient who presented with bleeding. Homeostasis was achieved initially with the endoscopic placement of a hemoclip followed by treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, imatinib.

ConclusionThe management of bleeding GISTs in the elderly pose a challenging task to the gastroenterologist and treatment strategies should be tailored to the expertise of the endoscopist, surgeon and other supportive staff.

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Author: Mouen A Khashab - Harvey M Cramer - Suthat Liangpunsakul

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