Endoscopic obturation with tissue adhesive for bleeding gastric stromal tumor: a case report.


Wang S(1), Zhang K(1), Xiao M(1).
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(1)Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of USTC, Division of Life Sciences and Medicine, 12652University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui Province, China.


Primary endoscopic hemostasis for bleeding gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is rarely reported. Herein, we report the case of a patient with a bleeding GIST that was treated with endoscopic obturation with tissue adhesive. A 46-year-old man presented with hematemesis and tarry stool for 1 day. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a bleeding submucosal tumor at the stomach fundus and an exposed pulsatile vessel was seen at the defect. Endoscopic obturation with tissue adhesive was performed to treat the defect and the bleeding was successfully stopped. No recurrence of bleeding was observed through a gastric tube, and 6 days after endoscopic obturation, the patient underwent laparoscopic partial gastrectomy. Endoscopic obturation with tissue adhesive is a feasible and effective method to treat bleeding GIST.