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Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Minimally Invasive Resection of Gastric Gists: A Laparo-endoscopic Solution

Luigi Marano*, Raffaele Porfidia, Gianmarco Reda, Michele Grassia, Marianna Petrillo, Giuseppe Esposito, Bartolomeo Braccio, Modestino Pezzella, Pierluigi Gallo, Angela Romano, Angelo Cosenza, Giuseppe Izzo and Natale Di Martino
8th General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, School of Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy
Corresponding Author : Luigi Marano
8th General and Gastrointestinal Surgery (Chief Prof. N. Di Martino)
School of Medicine, Second University of Naples
P.zza Miraglia 3, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Received April 02, 2013; Accepted April 30, 2013; Published May 02, 2013
Citation: Luigi M, Raffaele P, Gianmarco R, Michele G, Marianna P, et al. (2013) Minimally Invasive Resection of Gastric Gists: A Laparo-endoscopic Solution. J Gastroint Dig Syst S12:005. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.S12-005
Copyright: © 2013 Luigi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Although the feasibility of minimally invasive resections of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) has been established, many aspects of this approach are still debated: in different scientific papers, gastroscopy during laparoscopy seems to be an effective technique for successful intraoperative tumor identification. 9 patients were referred to our institution for gastric GISTs. Preoperative work-up for all patients included medical history, standard blood tests, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with endoscopic ultrasound examination and computed tomography scan. One of these patients underwent open surgery for acutely presentation (haemorrhage), and the other 8 underwent laparoscopic-endoscopic “rendez-vous” resection. The average operative time was 134.1 ± 59.3 min. The mean estimated blood loss was less than 62 ml (range, 10-174 ml). There were no episodes of tumor rupture or spillage, no major intraoperative complications and a conversion rate of 25%. At a mean follow-up of 25 months (range, 3-41) all patients are alive and disease free. There were no local recurrences. Given these findings, a minimally invasive approach should be the preferred surgical treatment in patients with small and medium-sized gastric GIST; moreover a selective approach to laparoscopic resection based on tumor location allows safe resection of these tumors with low morbidity and no compromise of oncologic principles.