Successful Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Resection using Modified Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Cooperative Surgery: Report of a Case
Hitoshi Funahashi*, Hirotaka Miyai, Takehiro Wakasugi, Hideyuki Ishiguro, Yoichi Matsuo, Masahiro Kimura and Hiromitsu Takeyama
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan
- Corresponding Author:
- Hitoshi Funahashi
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery
Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 4678601, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 27, 2014; Accepted Date: July 21, 2014; Published Date: July 29, 2014
Citation: Funahashi H, Miyai H, Wakasugi T, Ishiguro H, Matsuo Y, et al. (2014) Successful Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Resection using Modified Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Cooperative Surgery: Report of a Case. J Gastroint Dig Syst 4:204. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000204
Copyright: © 2014 Funahashi H, 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.
Introduction: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are commonly treated with surgical resection only, because they do not generally metastasize. We herein report our experience with curative resection of a GIST located at high lesser curvature using laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery.
Case presentation: An 81 year old male with hematochezia was diagnosed with a GIST in stomach and hemorrhoids. Endoscopy revealed that the tumor was located at high lesser curvature, jutted into the lumen of the stomach; no metastases were apparent. Laparoscopic surgery was performed to remove the tumor. The tumor, covered by mucosa and without ulceration, was resected with adequate surgical margins. Postoperatively, the patient was discharged without complications.
Surgical technique: We performed laparoscopic partial gastric resection assisted by endoscopy. The tumor was not visible through the laparoscope, but intraoperative endoscopy aided in its identification. The space left by enucleation of the tumor was closed using a flexible linear stapling forceps while an intracorporeal functional anastomosis was subsequently performed.
Conclusion: It is well-known that laparoscopic resection near high lesser curvature is difficult, but we were able to resect the tumor using this laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) safely and easily.