Peritonitis Secondary to Spontaneous Perforation of A Primar
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) that can arise anywhere from the oesophagus to the rectum. GISTs accounts for less than 1% of all GI tumours; however they are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the GI tract. Although acute abdomen due to GIST perforation into the peritoneal cavity is rare, a few cases of peritonitis caused by perforation of small-intestinal GISTs have been reported in the literature. Together with a review of the published cases, here we report a case of an elderly patient with acute abdomen due to spontaneous perforation of a GIST located in the jejunum......

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