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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2006;23(1):131-137.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 2006.
Two Cases of Jejunal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Diagnosed by Capsule Endoscope.
Jae Won Choi, Ji Eun Lee, Byung Ik Jang, Tae Nyeun Kim, Sun Kyo Song, Young Kyong Bae
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Small bowel tumors have been difficult to diagnose because of low incidence and absence of specific symptoms. There are no efficient and accurate tests available for diagnosis. Capsule endoscopy is an efficient diagnostic tool for small bowel disease and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. We diagnosed two cases of small bowel gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) diagnosed by capsule endoscopy that were treated by surgery. A 68 year old male presented with abdominal pain. The capsule endoscopy showed fungating ulcer mass at the jejunum. A 55 year female presented with melena. The capsule endoscopy showed an intraluminal protruding mass with a superficial ulcer at the jejunum. Two cases were diagnosed with GIST after surgery. We report these two case diagnosed by capsule endoscopy and review the medical literature.
Key Words: Capsule endoscopy, Small bowel gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)


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