Laparoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
2 months ago
Gastrointestinal mesenchymal or stromal tumors (GIST) are lesions originated on digestive tract walls, which are treated by surgical resection. Several laparoscopic techniques, from gastrectomies to segmental resections, have been used successfully. Laparoscopic surgery provides lower rates of complications and shorter hospitalizations for patients with gastric GIST than open surgery. In this video the technique of gastrostomy and resection of a big gastric GIST located in lesser curvature is shown.