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A Rare Cause of Recurrent Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  1. Mr John Binham, Medical Student1,
  2. I Arshad, Specialist Registrar in General Surgery2,
  3. HJR Evans, Consultant General Surgeon3 and
  4. S Rehman, General Practitioner4
  1. 1Nottingham University Medical School & Medical Cadet, Royal Army Medical Corps
  2. 2Conquest Hospital, East Sussex NHS Trust
  3. 3Prince Philip Hospital, Wales
  4. 4Colwick Vale Surgery, Nottingham.
  1. 89 Seaford Avenue, Nottingham, NG8 1LA 07905236802 mzyzjb{at}nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

Gastro intestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs) are a rare neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. They often grow silently and present late when surgical cure is not possible. Chemo and radiotherapy have a very poor success rate. We present a case of successful surgical removal of a gastrointestinal stromal tumour in a patient who presented with GI bleeding and a recurrent microcytic anaemia.

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