Small, spontaneously ruptured gastrointestinal stromal tumor
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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are clinically asymptomatic until they reach a significant size; therefore, GISTs that are 2 cm or less are typically asymptomatic. Patients with symptomatic GISTs typically present with abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding or a palpable mass but rarely present with hemoperitoneum. A 72-year-old Japanese man presented to us with acute onset abdominal pain. Physical examination showed peritoneal irritation in the lower abdomen. Findings of abdominal computed tomography were suggestive of hemoperitoneum; therefore, urgent surgery was performed. Approximately 1500 ml of blood in the abdominal cavity was removed. A small, ruptured mass was found in the middle of the small intestine, and partial resection of the small intestine, including the mass, was performed. The resected tumor was 2 cm in size and exhibited an exophytic growth pattern...

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