A Bleeding GIST Managed with Octreotide

Published:February 20, 2021DOI:
      Gastrointestinal bleeding (30%-40% of cases) is the most common clinical presentation of symptomatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
      • Rammohan A
      • Sathyanesan J
      • Rajendran K
      • et al.
      A gist of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A review.
      The current literature suggest that hemorrhage indicates a poor prognosis and surgical intervention is considered the optimal treatment option for a hemorrhagic GIST.
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