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Primary greater omental GIST presenting with acute intra-abdominal haemorrhage
  1. Shariful Islam1,2,
  2. Devin Hosein1,
  3. Vinoo Bheem1,
  4. Patrick Harnarayan2
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, San Fernando General Hospital, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
  2. 2Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shariful Islam, sssl201198{at}


Primary omental gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are classified as extra-GISTs with a reported incidence of <1% of all GISTs. There are only a few cases in the English literature reporting omental GIST with none reporting acute intra-abdominal haemorrhage as a presenting feature. We report a case of a 67-year-old man who presented with haemorrhage from a primary omental GIST requiring emergency laparotomy.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • surgical oncology
  • emergency medicine

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  • Contributors SI and DH are responsible for collecting data, planning, drafting and writing the manuscript. VB and PH have helped in interpretation as well as in the critical analysis of this manuscript. All authors have approved the final version of this article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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