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Laparoscopic resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumours

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2013;13(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3993

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We demonstrate two minimally invasive approaches for the management of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). GISTs are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastroinstestinal tract. About 50% of GISTs are located in the stomach which makes it the most frequent location. GISTs can be totally intraluminal or extraluminal. In this film, we demonstrate two approaches for the removal of gastric GIST, depending upon the site of tumour. The majority of patients are diagnosed incidentally or present with vague symptoms. GISTs can also present with upper gastrointestinal bleeding as in our first case. We demonstrate that laparoscopic GIST resection is safe and effective.