A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction: Neonatal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

TANYERİ B., Koku N., Demirci M., Karakok M., Citak E. C.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.28, no.2, pp.155-158, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/08880018.2010.538464
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-158
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare in the childhood period. The authors reported a case who was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on a suspicion of intestinal obstruction. She was operated and a mass in a size of 6 xx 4.5 xx 4 cm was resected from the ileum. Histologic and immunohistochemical studies showed a GIST. CD34, small muscle actin (SMA), and desmin were positive. The baby was discharged on the 13th day after operation.