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Laparoscopic small bowel GIST resection
Posted in Videos on 1 October 2015
Dulce Momblán (Gastrointestinal surgery senior specialist)
Ana Otero (Gastrointestinal surgery specialist)
Hospital Clinic, Barcelona – Spain

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The surgical resection of GISTs seems to lend itself very well to laparoscopic resections, as unlike other gastrointestinal malignancies, wide margins and lymph node dissections are not necessary in their surgical management. While these factors facilitate their laparoscopic resection, great care must be taken when handling these tumors as rupture of their capsule confers a near 100% risk of recurrence.

The current studies support that laparoscopic resection is safe and effective for gastrointestinal GISTs and is associated with a significantly shorter hospital stay.