Gastric haemorrhage in a patient with neurofibromatosis : a case report
CITATION: Du Toit, D. F. 1987. Gastric haemorrhage in a patient with neurofibromatosis : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 71:730-731.
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A 54-year-old woman with upper gastro-intestinal haemorrhage, neurofibromatosis and an underlying schwannoma of the stomach is presented. Gastroscopy and barium meal examination revealed the presence of a submucosal gastric tumour with overlying ulceration. A Billroth II gastrectomy was performed with complete excision of the tumour; histologically this was revealed as a schwannoma of undetermined biological activity.