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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 92-95

A rare case of pediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumor arising from ileum

Department of Pediatric Surgery, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Vijay C Pujar
Department of Paediatric Surgery, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.147029

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Malignant tumors arising from ileum are very rare in pediatric age group. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is the most common tumor. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors belong to a group of cancers called soft tissue sarcomas seen in adults are being reported even in pediatric age group. We report a rare occurrence of CD 117 marker positive Ileal tumor in a 2 year male child presenting with Abdominal mass associated with malnutrition and anemia.

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