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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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BARLANDAS QUINTANA, Érika et al. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor in the topography of a Meckel’s diverticulum: an atypical cause of acute abdominal syndrome in the elderly patient. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2021, vol.64, n.5, pp.25-30.  Epub Feb 03, 2022. ISSN 2448-4865.

Nowadays, procedures in older adults with complicated surgical pathologies have increased due to technological advances and the general aging of the population. We present a case report of a 67-year-old female with an acute abdomen who was diagnosed in a preoperative tomographic study and during surgery with a complicated Meckel diverticulum. After, with histopathological result, the diagnosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) that was attached to the omphalomesenteric duct was done. Both Meckel’s diverticulum and GIST are pathologies that generally represent incidental findings. Thus, the particularities of this case are shaped by the clinical presentation in an elderly patient with atypical acute abdominal pain, the low index of suspicion of both pathologies exposed and the particular location of the GIST found.

Keywords : Gastrointestinal stromal tumor; Meckel´s diverticulum; acute abdominal syndrome; elderly.

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