Published: 2016-12-28

Small bowel stromal tumour revealed by a lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Assamoi B. F. Kassi, R. Lebeau, Y. S. Kacou, K. J. N’dah


Small bowel stromal tumour must be systematically researched in the presence of obscure and persistent low gastrointestinal bleeding despite a normal endoscopic examination (OGDF and colonoscopy). Video capsule endoscopy is the best diagnosis examination; if it is not available a CT enterography could be useful. Surgical treatment is effective on localized and weak malignancy small bowel stromal tumours.


Small bowel, Stromal tumour, Low gastrointestinal bleeding, CT enterography, Video capsule endoscopy

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