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Laparoscopic partial gastrectomy for GIST

F Costantino, MD B Dallemagne, MD L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2010;10(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2983

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This video shows a laparoscopic partial gastrectomy of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) with a low mitotic count located at the lesser curvature of the stomach. This low-grade tumor was found as the patient complained of chronic abdominal pain. The CT-scan evidenced the presence of a 5 by 6cm lesion at the lesser curvature between the anterior and posterior aspect of the stomach. No metastatic lesion was found during the preoperative work-up. Gastroscopy showed an extrinsic lesion at the lesser curvature of the stomach and an approximately 5 by 6cm GIST was suspected. This is why the laparoscopic approach was decided upon.