Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors - Esophageal GIST

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors - Esophageal GIST
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tags: gastroenterology endoscopy esophagus GIST oncology

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the esophagus are rare, comprising only about 1% of reported GISTs Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common sarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract, but occur rarely in the esophagus. A 45 year-old male, physician, previously asintomatic, a giant GIST was found at the level of the middle third. Hypomotility of the distal esophagus, hiatal hernias and GERD are common findings. Therefore, evaluation for GERD should be considered before and after surgery for esophageal GIST.

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Tokyo Medical University Hospital

  Being focused on new endoscopic techniques in medicine (ESD - endoscopic submucosal dissection), I understand well the need to promote the latest innovation and discoveries. I recommend MEDtube video sharing website for doctors as tool to disseminate techniques and technologies improving doctors' skills and awareness globally. Good luck.  
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